Re: Re: Dartmouth Square Disgrace
@Thomond Park wrote:
The council are not just taking things they are trying to secure quiet enjoyment of one of their leasehold interests that the current reversion holder seized in January .
TP – I know nothing of the legal position with regard to the lease etc but I must say that I am against the idea that the local authority can willy nilly decide to take over private property for the ‘common good’ without paying for it.
Property rights are important and need to be protected.
I do not think that the local residents are actually deprived with regard to acces to open space (I think Mountpleasant and Ranelagh Park are adjacent?)
The compelling argument for me is the context of the square and its contribution to the architectural ensemble. I do not believe it should be built upon but I could live with it being a private park.