Reply To: Senator McSharry – defender of democratic purity
Nothing bad about our scheme fortunately Rory, but we were depending on the adjoining development to make a connection through from one side of the town to the other and new wynd and pedestrian walkway ……….the link has been lost and now both projects have been scuppered. The adjoining developer has written in the local press that he is so annoyed at the way he has been treated that he’s finished with the whole thing and is walking away. That leaves us unable to unlock the potential of the site and get our own project off the ground.
It may be as a consequence of what happened in the recent past with the brown envelopes in Ireland but the heritage organisations have to realise that commercial development is not a tainted excercise or that it is wrong for a developer to be able to make money……..it’s how the world goes round.
We as architects and the public have to enable it to be realised but in the most sensitive way….it’s that collaboration that’s missing