Monday 21 August 2017

Residents feel under siege by city's 'supersize' developments

The capital's housing crisis means more high-density developments in sought-after locations will be built, writes Mark O'Regan

'Residents are pooling their expertise, including legal and other'. Photo: PA
'Residents are pooling their expertise, including legal and other'. Photo: PA
Mark O'Regan

Mark O'Regan

House prices in one of Dublin's most salubrious suburbs could take an unexpected dip if a number of new 'supersize' developments get the go-ahead.

And there are fears it could signal the arrival of further 'high density' developments in other desirable locations.

Planning experts warn a critical lack of green space means "reaching for the sky" is now the only option for some developers as the capital's housing crisis continues to escalate. They say the "name of the game" now, in terms of urban planning, is the battle to achieve increased density.

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