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Like I said there is a choice - if you want what you seem to be arguing for
there is Milton Keynes. Thankfully through listing some of our heritage
will be preserved (for as long as possible at least). There is little to
separate us from Americans already - remove our heritage and history and
there will be nothing !
Even more to the point, jow many of todays really great houses would exist of
listing had been prevalent 500 years ago?
Not a single one. They are all adapations and extensions involving
serious remodelling and demolition. They kepyt teh good bits and trashed
the stuff they didn'tr want.
Result. Organically evolving properties with REAL history.
The whole listing fiasco needs a damned good looking at IMHO.
No. Read the small print. You are under no obligation to repair a listed
building, only to repair to a standard IF you repair AT ALL.
Many listed building are being lost precisely because of this catch 22
Not so I have replacement sash windows in the same style of the old ones .
No proplem with the listing people at all.
The problems seem to be when an area only has a few listed buildings and
normally for no reason other than age the LBO is a bit over zelous.
Here they have far to much on being a world heritige site, AONB, and
conservation area. They are more worried about decent listed buildings not
the rest of the chaf.
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