Reply To: an taisce-and rumours of them going bust
The entire situation stems from two factors, firstly at some point an owner of this property deliberately or otherwise ‘Disinvested’ in the maintainance of the property. Possibly in the hope that it would be seen as ‘sufficiently derelict’ for demolition.
Secondly the underfunded local authority relied on a student to compile their list of protected structures. It should have been listed in the first instance.
Everything else surrounding it is a tragic comedy of errors.
But there are ways of getting around it using highly dubious economic arguments is farcical.
I would dearly love to know the planning history of this site.