Re: Re: Welcome to Ireland’s ugly urban sprawl

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@An un-named development plan wrote:

The (Subject) area is characterised by monotonous residential development created by illegible, poorly connected and convoluted layouts where the car is dominant, the houses add little to the surrounding environment and the standard design solutions are in the ascendancy. The housing areas are usually segregated from schools, shops,community facilities and are usually only accessed by private car. There has been limited commercial development over the life of the existing (Subject) Development Plan but it is expected that in the coming years, this will follow on from the scale of residential development. The urban centres at present are formless, uninteresting and badly arranged places from an urban design perspective. There is no dramatic sense of arrival at any of the urban centres and the urban centres of the northern LAP seem to merge into each other.

I couldn’t have described much of the hinterland better myself : 😀

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