Re: Re: Carlton Cinema Development
They’re giving us this:
. . . . because of this condition from ABP:
The height of the Carlton/new department store may be of a scale to reflect its increased significance.
So that extra storey on top of the relocated Carlton facade is someone’s interpretation of a Bord PleanÃ¡la suggestion . . . . with all the depth of architectural conviction that that implies :rolleyes:
To have started out with such high ambitions and to have ended up here, is pretty depressing. How would you even begin to write planning conditions that would put architecture back into this scheme?
It would probably be better, at this stage, if ABP just refused the whole thing on the simple grounds that the scheme is below the standard demanded by the civic significance of the location.