High Buildings in Dublin 8

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Peter Kennedy05/02/2009This letter is from today's Irish Times:

Madam, – I cannot say I have any sympathy for Seán Dunne. However, the decision by An Bord Pleanála to refuse him planning permission for his development raises questions about its even-handedness.

The board said the 37-storey development would be “highly obtrusive and would be at odds with the established character of Ballsbridge”. Yet the same board approved a 32-storey development close to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. The question now is: do the protestations and petitions of the residents of Dublin 4 carry more weight with An Bord Pleanála than the protestations and petitions of the residents of Dublin 8? – Yours, etc,

MICHAEL O’FLANAGAN,

Emmet Road,

Dublin 8.