Reply To: Is McDowell being shafted?
Whilst I would never condone anyone acting outside the parametres of a planning permission it does seem a little like someone out to make a name for themselves in Roscommon.
It does expose him to frivilous and vexatious objections on the basis of his public profile. It also exposes him to nimby objections from locals ‘well he isn’t from around here’ and in fairness it is a holiday home.
All in all I would be surprised if he is refused retention, but does go to show that a massive proportion of one-off houses in scenic areas are holiday homes and not for cash strapped locals who have been ‘driven from the property ladder by ‘greedy developers’ ‘
Nothing beats sustainable, spatially planned, well conceived profitable development that has been passed by top flight professional designers and consultants.