Re: Re: Dartmouth Square Disgrace
If legislation were passed requiring reinstatement of the external elements of listed buildings with direct frontage to public highways Noel and other errant land-owners / leaseholders would be compelled to act.
My fear in this is that Noel holds an interest worth what DCC will pay him and little else which must be say €25,000 but the longer he allows the railings to deteriorate the less incentive there is for DCC to buy due to the rapidly increasing remediation costs. Something requiring people like Noel to have real fear of crawling into a growing liability if they continue to deliberately allow period railings to deteriorate into a dangerous condition is required. The current set up does not use market forces to defeat annoying little speculators who target fantasy development versus those property people who can create real market products that pass through planning, funding and occupier stages.