Re: Re: DDDA / Docklands Miscellany
Gunter, while I would recommend reading up on Birds if you wish to be fully informed, the real kicker for our city forefathers is that much of the habitats in Dublin Bay were in fact created indirectly by man and not nature. The building of the port and the port walls created a lot of this “nature” itself. Similarly if one wished to add to the rail infrastructure along by Booterstown “nature” would prevent it – this “nature” of course was created by the rail infrastructure.
Your last line sums up a major issue for the City of Dublin. We seem to treasure the Bay so much that we don’t want any additional people living or working anywhere near it!!!
The Habitats Directive is quite clear and unambiguous on this issue but the merits of this approach are somewhat questionable in certain locations.