That's where I disagree, I suppose, RyanairGuru. As I've said, I was once involved in the planning/development field - on both sides of the field, council AND
private-sector. My main concern is the word 'discouraged' - which has no validity whatever in town planning terms. Strongly suggests that they're planning to go on refusing planning permissions; thus inviting lots of unnecessary appeals, costing both the ratepayers and the developers millions of dollars in legal costs, to no purpose whatever.
|Quoting Nav20 (Reply 4):|
"........fine grain development form, strong pedestrian focus and high exposure to the tourist trade."
Arguably, the first of those just means 'mixed' - probably leading to a higher-than-necessary level of accidents. The second, in terms of pedestrian ways/areas, is probably just plain wrong - can't readily recall any new development that I was involved in where we didn't give priority to 'calming traffic' and improving
pedestrian access. The third seems to be downright 'counter-productive' - when did you, on touring holidays, assuming that you had hungry kids in the back, ever pull over, park, and explore a given town because there WEREN'T any restaurants in view?
"Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards.." - Leonardo da Vinci