Re: Re: Developments in Cork
yes, planner Ronnie McDowell issued a refusal based on the following reasons (essentially the plans got hammered on all fronts, the most obvious being a complete lack of proposals for the redevelopment of Kent Station)
Makes you wonder what the architects/designers were thinking, If CIE were involved in any of this application, serious questions should be asked as to how they even managed to put this application in? Surely for this magnitude of project, pre planning should be done over and over until the project is a shoe-in at planning application time.
As detailed above the development is fundamentally unacceptable in principle given the lack of a comprehensive approach by the applicants / landowners to the redevelopment of the entire strategic Kent Station/Horgans Quay lands. In addition as outlined there are serious design issues within both sub-areas which cannot be rectified under this application.
In summary the proposal is unacceptable for the following reasons:-
1. Failure to adequately provide for the design for a new Kent Station and Square and the associated infrastructure necessary for this new city quarter]
While I and other residents in the north docklands area are awaiting with dread and anticiptation ABP’s decision on the appeal by the applicants, I wondered did anyone have any information on Keohane’s development of Arbutus and Grattan Hill ? His builders knocked through a wall two days ago on Wellington terrace and put a door in the wall without any planning permission or regard for safety. The land behind the door is a protected area, apparently, but as Keohane is such a good mate of Gavin, that’s a ‘mere formality’ isn’t it ? One euro goes a long way these days!