Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Incidentally the Henry Cecil building was all set to become a protected structure just before the idiots working on the carlton site caused its collapse in November 2003, it didnt make it in time, however! would i be right in thinking that had the henry cecil been ratified as a listed building, the contractors would’ve had to rebuild it?..
They weren’t idiots.
Just before the move to add it to the list they had advised LCC that they intended to demolish it as this would have been exempted development.
They were correct and I (and no doubt many others) wrote to LCC requesting an emergency listing.
Sadly the building, which appeared to be in excellent structural condition and had stood for 200 years, ‘collapsed’ as innocent builders were doing some preliminary work (on behalf of the owners who wanted to demolish the building) – (which was about to be listed) – (which would have meant that it could only be demolished in exceptional circumstances) – (which could happen to a bishop).
Amazingly nobody was injured in the ‘collapse’.
Had it been listed and subsequently collapsed there is no guarantee that it would have been reinstated.
Planning departments generally take a pragmatic view of these matters – the ‘spilt milk’ approach.
Sad but true – for a big city example watch what happens to ‘Grianblah’ (26 Palmerston Park, Dublin) – due for decision by DCC shortly:(