Re: Re: Liberty Hall redevelopment
An Taisce called for an independent regulator to be appointed to investigate the planning function of Dublin City Council.
“It is a waste of time and scarce resources for major applications to be processed through the planning system, if they are then overturned because they are found to be in breach of local and national policy.”
I think the real issue that needs to be investigated here is why two different sets of expert Public Sector Planners have come to entirely opposite conclusions and, in the process, have succeeded in wasting so much of everybody’s time.
In 1984 the reverse happened on the Irish Life George’s Quay site. Dublin City Council would only give planning permission for a development with a limit of 12 stories. This was appealed to An Bord Pleanala who gave a decision to build 34 stories!!!
So called expert Planners!!
Applicants should not be asked to jump through all these hoops like circus dogs.
Anyone for residential in the obsolete stump that is Liberty Hall? :crazy:
I remember hearing about that aspect of the Georges Quay saga. Aparently, the it was the designation of the plot ratio for that particular site which opened the door to such a tall structure. I think Irish Life even went as far as studying a few Skyscrapers in the US but eventually decided that at the time (1984) it wouldn’t be economically viable. I had no idea though that ABP allowed a 34 storey building……odd when you consider that in the late 1990s they refused a stylish 80 metre 19 storey building….and forced the resurrection of an older plan….thankfully for them the 34 storey permission must have run out!!!!
BTW, do you have any renders of the 1984 proposal??