Thursday February 20, 2020

What the experts say about Mater decision

Planners were not surprised by last week's An Bord Pleanála decision. Fearghal O'Connor spoke to three experts in the field to hear their assessment of the controversial project.

26th February, 2012

*Head of DIT's School of Spatial Planning and PRO of the Irish Planning Institute*

Hendrik van der Kamp said he was not surprised by the decision to refuse permission for the National Children's Hospital.

"The scale of the development is very, very large. Given previous decisions, such as the one in Ballsbridge, we have a fair idea of how the board thinks with regard to high buildings."”

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