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@kite wrote:

The planning application to CCC still seeks the demolition of Lovett’s restaurant, but a notice in the Irish Examiner today (22-11-06) lists Lovett’s as a possible addition to the list of protected buildings in Cork.
Well done to the Councillors of the area. NIMBY’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.

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