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Nimby's And Parish Councils At It Again

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The ancestors of the current NIMBY's were probably also against building the current home that is there. Trying to preserve the stone hovel dug into the ground.

I was reading that in Paris in the 1880's there was outrage at the idea to build the Eiffel tower. With many French Nimby's saying it would wreck the skyline of Paris.. monstrous, out of place etc. The wikipedia article mentions that the art community in Paris was especially against the Tower.

Long story short we've got to start ignoring the people who are always against progress.

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Rowan Atkinson uses a good example in his presentation to the Council. Blenheim Palace which would have been a very "modern" building when it was built that wouldn't have fitted in with its surroundings. Indeed most of the NIMBY houses would have been modern at one time. Also the house the Rowan is demolishing is by no means exceptional.Prince Charles was a menace when it comes to modern architecture. For example the new Paternoster Square development is appallingly bland, but no doubt he'd approve.

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Rowan Atkinson uses a good example in his presentation to the Council. Blenheim Palace which would have been a very "modern" building when it was built that wouldn't have fitted in with its surroundings. Indeed most of the NIMBY houses would have been modern at one time. Also the house the Rowan is demolishing is by no means exceptional.Prince Charles was a menace when it comes to modern architecture. For example the new Paternoster Square development is appallingly bland, but no doubt he'd approve.

For me it is a contrast between buildings that grow out of their environment and buildings that are imposed upon their environment. One works the other doesn't.

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The ancestors of the current NIMBY's were probably also against building the current home that is there. Trying to preserve the stone hovel dug into the ground.

I was reading that in Paris in the 1880's there was outrage at the idea to build the Eiffel tower. With many French Nimby's saying it would wreck the skyline of Paris.. monstrous, out of place etc. The wikipedia article mentions that the art community in Paris was especially against the Tower.

Long story short we've got to start ignoring the people who are always against progress.

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Rowan Atkinson uses a good example in his presentation to the Council. Blenheim Palace which would have been a very "modern" building when it was built that wouldn't have fitted in with its surroundings. Indeed most of the NIMBY houses would have been modern at one time. Also the house the Rowan is demolishing is by no means exceptional.Prince Charles was a menace when it comes to modern architecture. For example the new Paternoster Square development is appallingly bland, but no doubt he'd approve.

Ironic that Charlie's mum lives in one of the ugliest houses in London.

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Rowan Atkinson and his wife Sunetra bought Handsmooth House for £2,647,500 in 2006 but have never lived there

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1306394/Rowan-Atkinson-defends-plans-build-petrol-station-home-seventh-century-village.html#ixzz0xnQhbsLF

Perhaps make planning permission dependent on someone living in the property they want to change?

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