Re: Re: Heritage under Threat in Tallaght

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fair enough… however i welcome that development at the square. If it’s the north car park you’re referring to, i think it’s quite an impressive scheme which replaces surface parking with a high density luas based scheme which will add greatly to the public realm with Millennium Square, a civic plaza. Also I’m not 100% sure if the LAP has been officially adopted and I’m not familiar with the height restriction at this point.

I still believe that the regeneration of Tallaght village is a good thing. I admit i haven’t been there in years, but i beleive buildings should be of their time. Are you advocating pastiche when you say “I do not believe Tallaght village Main st or Blessington Road is fit for modern design” or are you advocating no redevelopment of the village?

Lucan is an attractive village alright but I guess the mistakes of the past weren’t made there as they were in Tallaght, and without being un-PC, Tallaght was tarred with a negative brush for decades and investment, when attracted, came to the Square. I would wait before judging Saggart. When the effects of rezonings, Luas and the expansion of citywest take hold, they may still make a balls of it…

the only advice i could give, as i give in most planning problems is to lobby councillors, and object to these planning applications as they are made. There are a lot of good things happening in South Dublin and their development plan is excellent in relation to place-making and prescriptive guidelines, but not everything is to people’s tastes. Some of the stuff you’ve highlighted is poxy (when was the building behind fanagans built and what is it?).

Also, other critical elements in village redevelopment, apart from visual architecture, are the ground floor activity, the maintenance of the building line, and the quality of the pedestrian realm so I’d look out for that too. I’ll be doing the same in Deansgrange, where a major new development is proposed, coincidentally oppositre a smaller development which added 4/5 retail units to the street in a pretty attractive way…

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