Often older people don't like change so I would expect some resistance from people who look back with rose tinted spectacles.
However some of those estate are incredibly grim and dreary places. Often making people anti social and a haven for crime especially drugs.
They can also be expensive for the council and tenants to maintain. Having all the problems of older buildings. Not true of all older estates but certainly this one.
Has this been resolved yet? Er yes, it has now.
More shitty tower blocks, this time in Ealing (again):
Something on the problem that we have high-demand areas for housing when elsewhere swathes of housing are empty, which leads to low-value and unsuitable land being built on (usually cheap shit development):
The previously posted application for Cavendish Square has got planning permission:
It will be interesting to see what uses will eventually work there.
Faecal transplant practitioners?
This is about a development (long approved etc.) still in construction near Hackney Downs:
For some reason, even though I ride past there pretty much every day in 'normal' times, I only spotted the name a few days ago. Maybe they hadn't erected the large name sign at the entrance yet. It's a slightly unfortunate name, because in German, from which the "Haus" bit is taken, a "Parkhaus" is a covered car park, as in multi-storey car park. I actually had to think about it for a moment when I saw the name to realise that they were obviously referencing the closeness to Hackney Downs. I suppose "Downshaus" doesn't have quite the same ring to it, but it's certainly a name I would prefer. Cue generations of German tenants joking (well, you know) to their friends and family that they live in the Parkhaus ...
to be fair most sites are looking to return to work with social distancing on site
I know Taylor Wimpey announced this like last week but which sites - we don't know yet so
I can see Einstürzende Neubaten writing a Schlager song about it.
Erm, yeah, I can totally see them moving into Schlager ...
One of the more spectacular planning applications in London in recent years:
Allegations of stunningly corrupt stuff here:
Wow. Good thing they were a bit clumsy about this one, but you can bet that elsewhere things like it have gone through or are going through ...
As if, compared to the early stuff
the last decade hasn't been Schlager?
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