Monday 23 January 2017

Planners ripped up rural Ireland

Published 03/07/2010 | 05:00

I DISAGREE with Brian Cussen's comments about planners hiding behind jargon when it comes to getting permission for 'dream homes' in the countryside ('Planners hide behind jargon', Irish Independent, July 2).

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In fact, the planners have made too many concessions and allowed some of the most garish, ugly and misplaced single- house developments to destroy the quality of our once breathtaking landscape.

Most of these 'trophy houses' are a shock to the senses and will never fit in with their surroundings -- just like a big chunk of their occupiers.

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