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?

5th December, 2021
Ian Guider: Serial objectors don’t help in trying to solve the housing crisis
Some 20 years ago the Westin Hotel opened its doors on Westmoreland Street in Dublin, after years of bitter planning disputes. The disputes now seem quaint, given some of the more recent planning rows in the capital

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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