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    Patslatt1 Patslatt1 is offline

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    To meet housing building targets, the government will have to prevent Dublin and Cork councils from blocking housing densities

    The media still haven't grasped the fact that councils in Dublin, Cork and Galway are mainly responsible for the affordable housing supply shortages;councils' planning rules make it very difficult to increase densities for affordable housing in duplexes and moderately high apartments of up to seven stories high.

    These planning barriers are politically motivated and designed to please NIMBY home owners who have a high voter turnout. The NIMBYS don't want any new housing to obstruct the view from their backyard. It's time the national government placed limits on these barriers but that would take political will which has been notably absent for decades.

    An article in the New York Times illustrates the NIMBY barriers in California where housing costs are double the US average and lack of affordable housing is causing serious social problems. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/b...mily-home.html Governor Brown who incidentally is of Irish descent has introduced state legislation to limit municipal government powers to block housing densities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patslatt1 View Post
    The media still haven't grasped the fact that councils in Dublin, Cork and Galway are mainly responsible for the affordable housing supply shortages;councils' planning rules make it very difficult to increase densities for affordable housing in duplexes and moderately high apartments of up to seven stories high.

    These planning barriers are politically motivated and designed to please NIMBY home owners who have a high voter turnout. The NIMBYS don't want any new housing to obstruct the view from their backyard. It's time the national government placed limits on these barriers but that would take political will which has been notably absent for decades.

    An article in the New York Times illustrates the NIMBY barriers in California where housing costs are double the US average and lack of affordable housing is causing serious social problems. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/b...mily-home.html Governor Brown who incidentally is of Irish descent has introduced state legislation to limit municipal government powers to block housing densities.
    Politicians should ignore voters??
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    This could pave a very dangerous path, justifying politicians ignoring the rights of voters in this country - Do we need more housing and for what? We are already building on profitable fertile agricultural lands, people come to Ireland for the beautiful scenic views, even when you drive on the roads there is fields and trees as far as the eye can see, why do you want to spoil that with ugly urban sprawl, concrete jungles , not to mention the costly price tag the government will have to shell out for this courtesy of the tax payer, for people who don't want to pay tax and get everything for half nothing! Human overpopulation and constant human expansion into wildlife and agricultural areas is what is killing the planet and leaving us with very little food security! Do we really want to be a nation that can barely feed ourselves?
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    Building Houses to Home people from other Countries should that not be the responsibility of their countries of origin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patslatt1 View Post
    The media still haven't grasped the fact that councils in Dublin, Cork and Galway are mainly responsible for the affordable housing supply shortages;councils' planning rules make it very difficult to increase densities for affordable housing in duplexes and moderately high apartments of up to seven stories high.

    These planning barriers are politically motivated and designed to please NIMBY home owners who have a high voter turnout. The NIMBYS don't want any new housing to obstruct the view from their backyard. It's time the national government placed limits on these barriers but that would take political will which has been notably absent for decades.

    An article in the New York Times illustrates the NIMBY barriers in California where housing costs are double the US average and lack of affordable housing is causing serious social problems. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/b...mily-home.html Governor Brown who incidentally is of Irish descent has introduced state legislation to limit municipal government powers to block housing densities.
    Who controls Dublin city council?
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    Someone is benefiting from the rent
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    And todays home seeker is tomorrows NIMBY. They're the same people.
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    For once I find myself agreeing with Patslat.

    Dublin is the most vertically challenged city in Europe. There is a phenomenal dearth of apartment complexes in the inner suburbs in exactly the locations where rental demand is the highest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uganda View Post
    Who controls Dublin city council?
    Virtue signalling posers who are incapable of fixing anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lord View Post
    Building Houses to Home people from other Countries should that not be the responsibility of their countries of origin.
    you would think that that would a perfectly logical and reasonable position to take
    how on earth can a small country on the edge of Europe be expected to house
    people from countries with multiple the populations of Ireland when it cant even house
    its own people.
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