Reply To: an taisce-and rumours of them going bust
Nor are the members of An Taisce that is why all awards are adjudicated by independent judges. People have the right to build houses of an appropriate scale in areas that are zoned to accomodate residential development.
An Taisce wouldn’t need to acquire this property, a sale at open market value would provide a buyer prepared to restore it as what it is a residence, or possibly a professional practice might convert it in a sensitive manner as offices or even an architects studio. So no I don’t accept it has value only as a cleared site subject to the costs of site clearance.
Your explanation of lesser quality is good, but it does not justify an opinion that where the proscribed planning observer identify flaws in a lower spec development that they are anti-development.