Saturday 25 January 2014

Wellington Road

18 Wellington Road
This elegant Italianate villa, now boarded-up, which looks to be contemporary with grade II listed Montpelier Villas, had the last application (BH2013/01254) for complete demolition refused, but an earlier one for part-demolition remains in force. Unfortunately the reasons given for the current refusal do not include the loss of prized architecture but focus on short-comings in the design of the proposed two blocks of flats, and the loss of green space and community facilities.

In principle therefore there seem nothing to halt the inexorable despoilation of Wellington Road which has already lost several Victorian properties to the bland, brick, ubiquitous box.

The unspoiled end of Wellington Rd.

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