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Monday, 18 May 2015

K&C COUNCIL HATE OUR VICTORIAN HERITAGE...SAVE MARLBOROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL

Few world class cities-of which London is one of the pack leaders, would allow greedy developers to bulldoze buildings of historic and architectural merit....except Kensington & Chelsea.
But then, this is a council with a passionate hatred of its Victorian heritage.
Those with long memories will never forget how the hideous Nicholas Freeman tore down the old Town Hall in Kensington High St hours before it was due to be listed.
A VICTORIAN BEAUTY


Now the much loved Marlborough Primary school is set to be sacked by the vulgarian vandals who so hate our heritage. 
When Sutton Dwellings is razed to the ground the heart of Chelsea will finally have been ripped out.



Julian Lloyd Webber said: "This is dreadful news. It will be a crying shame if this beautiful and historic building is demolished because the listing came too late. Once it's gone it's gone. It is a truly desperate situation and indeed a murky one as far as I'm concerned. When you have a company as big as John Lewis involved who already have a phenomenal amount of power in that area, my suspicions are raised. It shouldn't be about big business which prices everybody but the Russian Oligarchs out of South Kensington.

Please sign here  and circulate to those you know equally fed up with these senseless demolitions.

29 comments:

  1. We should boycott John Lewis

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  2. At a time when more school places are so desperately needed, there is no reason to demolish a beautiful old school - except greed!

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    1. This one will make Stallwood and Co rich. The Villa and Mercedes in Croatia.

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    2. Mr Stallwood is not a bad person. He is a creature of the culture and controls in Hornton Street. If the culture does not change he will continue to operate in the bad old ways. Cllr Paget-Brown and Cllr Coleridge need to set a new tone and instigate new values.

      But on the other hand, the Councillors may not be interested in making any changes at all.

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  3. Fly On The Wall18 May 2015 at 17:34

    The word is that Bore leaves Hornton Street on 1st June

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    1. Mr Bore. Please.

      More decorum required on the Hornet. This is not a fish parlour.

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  4. Does anyone know whether he intend becoming a property consultant, as rumour has it? If so, he's exceptionally well placed to oblige his clients. In fact it could hardly be bettered.

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    1. The Dames Investigator18 May 2015 at 21:48

      Bore set up his consultancy business six months ago. He is currently building his client base and the idea was to generate sufficient income so that he did not notice the loss of his £110k salary from Hornton Street.

      This is a failure of leadership from Cllr Paget-Brown for allowing these Spanish practices to flourish

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    2. The Qataris just bought another £40 million house in Mayfair to add to the others that they are massing into a souk. The Evening Standard reports that the savages are on track to overtake the Duke Of Westminster as the biggest landowner in London

      It sucks

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    3. The cattle rustlers must be turning in their graves

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  5. well done Dame for getting 38 degrees involved in a campaign. It should get the required votes in no time...

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  6. Kensington and Chelsea is supposed to be a Conservation Area. Councillors need to be forcefully reminded of this. Paget-Brown needs a sharp blow to the head to wake him up.

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    1. The whole of Nottinghill Gate is about to be redeveloped. The area around the Underground has been bought up by three property developers who are currently huddled with Officers in the pre application process in which Councillors and the Kensington Society are frozen out. You could not make it up. Officers will propose a "done deal" to the Planning Committee.

      The area is a unique concentration of 1970's architecture. Officers have told Councillors that it "is ugly". Developers have allowed the buildings to become run down as part of their persuasion technique - that well know pincer movement to prepare for another dose of BUY TO LEAVE in the heart of Kensington. For the benefit of Chinese and Arabs with hot money to burn.

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    2. Paget-Brown and the Cabinet are failing residents.

      Last year planning permission was given to a bunch of Malaysian developers to knock down 19 year old Lancer Square in the heart of Kensington Church Street. Furious opposition from residents and the Kensington Society. Brushed aside by the stooge Chairman of the Planning Committee, Cllr Warrick.

      Having obtained permission to double floor space with luxury "buy to leave flats" the Malaysians have decided to "flip" the investment and make a £70 million profit on their investment of £300 million that they carried for 18 months. This is speculation Hornton Street style, courtesy of the Conservative Cabinet.

      Free market forces and holiday homes in Croatia. It sucks. Labour would not have allowed this to happen.

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    3. This is a Labour Blog

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    4. There is a story that the Labour Leader, Cllr Emma Dent-Coad, has been kicked out by her Party. Is this true?

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  7. I thought that conservation issues were for the central government to decide, rather than a bunch of greasy, greedy, cash junkies of pen-pushers in Horton Street.... Has anyone thought of bulldozing that monstrosity?

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  8. The issue is as ever, that Hornton Street is actively colluding with carpet baggers to steal an essential public asset for private financial benefit. The school is a beautiful, protected building, but there's money to be made from its corpse. Once the school is demolished, where do the developers propose to educate local children? Or is that a stupid question?

    In most boroughs the local council acts to protect such a valuable public asset, but this is the most rotten of rotten boroughs! Those with the deepest pockets need do more more than take their business to Mr Bore. Mr Stallwood is then perfectly placed to oblige his former boss. The perfect business arrangement.

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  9. Signed the petition, but doubt it will make any difference - this council are a bunch of plutocratic philistine corporate c@#%suckers who couldn't care less about residents & the history of the borough.

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  10. The old Kensington Town Hall, the lovely Silchester Baths, the Cale Street Estate, the Warwick Road Estate, Marlborough School, Peplar House - the list of beautiful buildings demolished or under threat just goes on and on ...

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  11. Rumour has it Bore might come in the employ of Capitals and Counties developers of Leicester Square & Earls Court fame. Only a rumour though. RBKC were asked if Mr Bore was leaving RBKC for CapCo and received reply "this is simply not true".

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  12. Anonymous 12:11 "This is a Labour blog"? Don't think so, mostly pissed off Conservatives on this blog.

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  13. Dame, where's Borwick? We need to see action from her immediately!

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  14. I'm not a particular fan of Ms Borwick. However, she must be given time to sort herself out in her new role before addressing the mess Rifkind left. She's apparently engaged Rifkind's former secretary. A wise move.

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  15. The building in question is not in her constituency - so there is not much she can do about it!

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  16. Dent coad has been knifed. How sad

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  17. Not sad, but breathtakingly stupid. The Labour group has just sacked the remarkable Emma Dent Coad as Leader and replaced her with the exceptionally unremarkable Robert Atkinson. They have replaced a Jaguar with a Ford Focus. The Tories simply can't believe their luck.

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    1. God help us! I think we can take it for granted that Judith Blakeman's little poodle, Cllr Atkinson, will ensure Hornton Street remains a cozy social club where no one ever challenges the status quo. Just like Cllr Blakeman likes it!
      RBKC Labour really are a pathetic, irrelevant joke who serve no-one except themselves!

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  18. This is a return to the bad old days. Disgraced former councillor O'Neil will probably creep out from under his stone. Then the council will again hand over shedloads of residents' funds to O'Neil's so-called charities. The ghost of Pooter still haunts this rotten borough.

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