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  • #710895

    GregF
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    http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/1202/dublin.html

    So Dublin councillors have approved highrise of up to 16 storeys in areas of the city. All kinda irrelevant now that the building boom is over.

  • #810921

    Anonymous

    Hilarious- max of 8 storeys on Georges Quay???

    CIE never had a chance…….. and the Draft DCC plan for that area last year was slightly misleading to say the least…….. think it recommended over 20 storeys at Tara St.

  • #810922

    Anonymous

    Hey people – you dont like it? then make your submissions.
    I agree that the limit at Georges Quay seems very bizarre.

  • #810923

    Anonymous

    @StephenC wrote:

    Hey people – you dont like it? then make your submissions.
    I agree that the limit at Georges Quay seems very bizarre.

    seems odd given whats already there.

    does the new highrise plan mean that the new liberty hall is dead in the water from a planning perspecive.

  • #810924

    Anonymous

    @amdm wrote:

    Hilarious- max of 8 storeys on Georges Quay???

    CIE never had a chance…….. and the Draft DCC plan for that area last year was slightly misleading to say the least…….. think it recommended over 20 storeys at Tara St.

    Dunno about this policy yet but in the previous draft there was room for exceptional circumstances which would be argued on a case by case basis – especially in the context of a Local Area Plan.

  • #810925

    Anonymous

    I heard it was over 16 stories at hueston, connoly and the docklands so its not all bad news. Except for the fact that in order to build that high at connoly their gonna have to start knocking buildings due to the fact that are is no room………

  • #810926

    Anonymous

    @rob mc wrote:

    I heard it was over 16 stories at hueston, connoly and the docklands so its not all bad news. Except for the fact that in order to build that high at connoly their gonna have to start knocking buildings due to the fact that are is no room………

    there’s a massive car park behind Connolly

  • #810927

    Anonymous

    Oh wow, 16 stories, that’s huuuge *rollseyes*

  • #810928

    Anonymous

    it is for Dublin…… and within the city basin

  • #810929

    Anonymous

    Just gotta find someone to build them now then aye?

  • #810930

    Anonymous

    I wonder what the ramifications of this decision will have on the Grangegorman master plan? The current plan “has been highly commended at the World Architecture Festival Awards in Barcelona”. I think if this zoning affects Grangegorman heights, it could end up being another cause for delay for a development now expected for completion in 2017. DIT really have been screwed over in this whole process! (and the recession of course)..

    http://www.grangegormandevelopmentagency.ie/

  • #810931

    Anonymous

    @Yixian wrote:

    Oh wow, 16 stories, that’s huuuge *rollseyes*

    It does say that over 16 stories is acceptable in three broad locations/districts. Not that awful, we may take this as a win.

  • #810932

    Anonymous

    @Yixian wrote:

    Just gotta find someone to build them now then aye?

    And occupy them!

  • #810933

    Anonymous

    Sounds like they tried to put the horse behind the cart, but when they went to get the horse they found that it had already bolted. They then attempted to shut the stable door only to find that there was no door there in the first place.

  • #810934

    Anonymous

    It does say GREATER THAN 16 stories Yixian.

  • #810935

    Anonymous

    Why is there any limit to hight in the docklands (if properly planned)? If only this was in place 15 years ago the urban sprawl could be avoided to some extent.

  • #810936

    admin
    Keymaster

    Joe is correct it does say greater than 16 storeys at the 3 defined locations which is welcome but that aside it looks fundamentally flawed. 16 residential stories equates to about 12 commercial storeys which just about hits the lower range of mid rise or roughly half the height of what is considered the very smallest high rise by European standards.

    To my mind there are only two grounds for refusing tall buildings in principle, beauty parades being a further proposal specific one and these are

    1. Interferance with an ACA or important listed building
    2. Lack of transport infrastructure.

    To start the process in reverse and categorically ban anything over a certain height in specific locations for example Mountjoy Square and areas away from an existing transport line would have been a much better way of regulating what has always been an issue with very polarised opinions.

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