Submitted by reality
I don’t see anything stirring in the bowels of BU over the disgraceful demolition at The Garrison [Waterford House] a couple of days ago? I appreciate this criticism may be a little quick off the mark as it has been prompted this evenings televised news item featuring ‘Lord of the Lies’ himself – our very own Chief Town Planner – doing his best to justify the demolition of a 250 year old building with the usual barrage of obfuscation he employs when trapped in a corner through his own ineptitude. Typically in such moments he produces a blend of irrelevant factual material designed to divert attention away from the remaining lies and innuendo.
On this occasion the latter are just too numerous to detail – but one serious question should be asked. “Why was an independent structural survey not carried out on the property in regard to its overall safety and its possibility of being merged within the new requirement, especially as the building was one of several in the heritage area that are the subject of a current request for ‘listing’ as buildings of significance. Someone should be digging deeply into this fresh example of vested interest trumping public benefit!