On other news, there are two significant planning applications currently live for restaurant/café/bar/superpub uses on Dawson Street - one in the basement and rear church of the largest terraced town house on the thoroughfare at Number 8 (next to the former Waterstones), and another to all the floors and basement of the former Twohigs Travel premises at the other end of the street and across the road at Number 31. The latter has a delicate late Regency exterior that belies possible earlier origins, with a corner chimneybreast to the rear room.
Both have gone to substantial further information on architectural heritage and operating use grounds, suggesting the lack of pre-planning consultations. It never fails to amaze me how major projects get lobbed in cold to the planning system - frankly, there should be some form of requirement to engage in pre-planning for certain types of development to avoid wasting everyone's time.
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Its true, there is always much outrage at the passing of anything Georgian. However, Victorian architecture is often swept aside without a murmer. Which is odd when you consider how comparitively rare Victoriana is in Dublin.
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