Ian Guider: Serial objectors don’t help in trying to solve the housing crisis
There’s a whiff of Nimbyism in the air, with numerous building projects being legally challenged on various – and often questionable – grounds. Has it become too easy to do so?
It is just over 20 years since the Westin Hotel opened its doors on Westmoreland Street in central Dublin, opposite Trinity College and the old House of Lords. Construction was delayed for several years due to lengthy and at times bitter planning battles, as campaigners fought against the development by Treasury Holdings.
The campaign went through the courts for years, attempting to block the hotel on the grounds that it would be out of character with...
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Objectors are being accused of nimbyism and of blocking much-needed housing, but a lot of the time they have a point and deserve to be listened to