Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Sculpted H&F

A new online database of H&F sculptures has been produced to assist residents in exploring their own backyard, and discovering some previously unknown corners of it. I love this sort of thing - we're living in one of the most historic cities in the world, that has influenced just about every corner of everywhere else, and we hardly even explore it ourselves. 

I've always made a note to check out Fulham a bit more but still haven't. Maybe this new database will make the difference - check it out, and credit to the Council, along with Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group and English Heritage, for taking the initiative.

2 comments:

  1. The deadline for submitting comments to the Council has been extended until November 9. If you want to make an objection, you can connect here:
    http://www.apps.lbhf.gov.uk/PublicAccess/tdc/DcApplication/application_detailview.aspx?caseno=LRKDF1BI0IE00

    Here are my comments in case you need inspiration:


    Dear Sir/Madam

    I am writing to object to the above-mentioned application. I live round the corner from the proposed development. I don't think that the scale and nature of the development will be appropriate.

    The ward is one of the most densely populated and used ward in LBHF. The addition of 212 homes with inadequate parking will further choke the area. We already have an over-density of food outlets in the ward, so I am surprised that this application proposes to increase them further.

    I am also concerned about the impact on the character of the market. Having a large building towering over the market or enclosing it will completely change its character. I am all for upgrading the market, but it should be done in a way which respects its character.

    This attempt to cloak the redevelopment of the market in a significant expansion of flats, looks to me like opportunism by developers to make a lot of money.

    I will also be sad to see the demolition of the shops on Goldhawk Road. You argue that the scale of the buildings is not in character with the rest of the street. Does this mean that in a few years, if this proposal is accepted, that you will be saying that the scale of the buildings surrounding this multi-storey juggernaut is not in character and they should be demolished?

    I don't see how this is consistent with the council's slogan of putting residents first.

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