Ref front page news story "Stop the Towers Set to Continue Fight Against Over Development".Although I am against these dreadful towers this extract from the article amused me:-"I feel really sorry for people in East Acton as they have ended up in Manhattan on their doorstep."If only..
Philip Coe ● 222d3 Comments
Strictly speaking the towers are in North Acton. If you accept that London has a growing population and no room to expand because of green belt restrictions then mini-Manhattans are inevitable. There are worse places to put them than next to a busy dual carriageway where there is a limited amount of low rise housing stock. To the best of my knowledge there was little local opposition to them and a good chunk of the new buildings are going to be occupied by students.
But in answer to the original point, definitely Manhattan over East Acton!
Gordon Southwell ● 221d
East Acton for me because it's closer to Ealing. Got an aunt and uncle in Manhattan and I can't stand it for longer than a week.
Harry Simmons ● 222d
Trouble is, be it Tower Blocks or LTNs, at the first hint of Councillors going against Bell & his plans, the Central Labour Party decide to use the Party Whip.So now we see that those Councillors actually value their party membership as more worthwhile than the population who elected them.
Leslie Bailey ● 222d