Re: Re: Welcome to Ireland’s ugly urban sprawl
@alan d wrote:
Diaspora, your bit about planners directing developers is a real laugh.
I never said that planners direct developers although many ex-Council planners are doing so in private practice, what I did say was that it is ultimately the decision of the local authorities planners whether or not development applications are granted permission or refused because they do or do not comply with the statutory development plans.
It is a sad reality of life that it is more profitable to buy the cheapest land at the edge of a town and erect the ugliest pile of S***e and sell it on to punters who are buying purely on the basis of price than to acquire a good site and commission a decent architect to design a good building that fits in well to its surrounding.
The impression I get from what you have written on this thread is that you feel that the planners should grant permission whether a proposed development is up to scratch or not.