Re: Re: European Environment Agency cites Dublin as a worst case scenario of urban planning
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I think MrParlon is a mixed blessing for the PD’s
The only way to control sprawl (Planners, even those with the best intentions, have given up) is to bring in EU legislation.
Even then it may take a decade to implement it (just look at the wanton disregard for Sac’s (Jet ski anyone?).
By then it may be too late (in a way it is already too late).
It was always thus – at least since the 60’s. Its not so much corruption as lack of education among politicians allied to the appallingly clientalist system for relection. Oh – and lack of leadership of course.
Most people don’t care and tune out the subject – maybe the EU could change that by levying a specific income tax (on everyone) for the cost of sprawl? (or else levying those building one offs – with the full cost).
I would prefer to levy everyone – then we might get people to sit up and take notice.