Re: Re: Developments in Cork
The planning application to CCC still seeks the demolition of Lovettâ€™s restaurant, but a notice in the Irish Examiner today (22-11-06) lists Lovettâ€™s as a possible addition to the list of protected buildings in Cork.
Well done to the Councillors of the area. NIMBYâ€™s are alive and well, and living in Douglas.
Most people on this forum are generally pro-development but not at all costs. This is an excellent move by the City Council. Ballinlough House / Lovetts is a fantastically preserved historic building – anyone who was ever in it would surely agree it would have been a tragedy if it was knocked and turned into more bland suburban apartments (whether they be 2 storey or 30 storey). Just because a developer proposes something doesn’t mean we should all back it unquestioningly. I live in the Douglas area (not near Lovetts) and I do not have a problem with most development proposals nor would I object to a high rise building in Douglas if appropriately located. This is not a NIMBY issue.