Re: Re: Developments in Cork

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The refusal was actually for the revised scheme that incorporated the core of the house and had a reduced number of apartments.

The reasons for the refusal look weak. However, I was opposed to the development in general, partially because of local traffic management issues like the entrance being onto Churchyard Lane, which has very bad visibility when you are turning out of it, but more so because I don’t think piecemeal building of apartments in suburban areas is of any value to the city. Apartments should be concentrated into areas that have been designated as appropriate and have a plan for appropriate infrastructure provision. If densities are to be upped in the suburbs, it would be better to do it through replacement of a lot of existing semi-detached stock with terraced housing than by allowing numerous one-off apartment developments.

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