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@Pug wrote:

former mcsweeneys yard in docklands refused planning for 5 storey building for 31 apts – reasons for refusal were height, massing, effect on views, lack of amenity space but to be fair the planners and Docklands Directorate mentioned that they had no objection to residential going in there but the design could be better.

Its good that a lot of attention is being paid to getting the designs in the area right from day one, i dont know the circumstances but a really positive step to kicking off the docklands would be for planners and docklands directorate to sit down in preplanning with the developer and architect, thrash out an agreement on planning and design and fasttrack the plan then as a show of encouragement to kick off the area

It’s great to hear they’re focusing on quality design; though I’m a little surprised to hear that the height (5 stories) was an issue. I don’t know the exact location of the site in question, but had thought the Docklands was somewhat of a ‘designated area’ for taller buildings. Is it a problem with the height combined with the massing of the building?

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