Re: Re: Developments in Cork
Actually, I’m still a little surprised that Lovett’s isn’t a listed building.
I have a little sympathy for the councillors in this case. High rise development is only appropriate in conjunction with decent public transport (or locations that are walkable to places of employment/retail/entertainment) and neither of the sites mentioned have that. If you put high-rise there and all the inhabitants have to use their cars, the consequence would be havoc on the local roads. And the roads in that portion of the city don’t have the capacity of the ones around Wilton.
High rise along rail lines, bus routes (with at least a bus every 10 minutes) or potential future light rail routes is acceptable, but it’s not appropriate in all locations.