Jenny Skinner wrote:
- a building that isn't an eyesore
How can you not call an ugly building, that is NOT in keeping with the street scene and obliterates the view of the beautiful terraces from the beach an eyesore? It is far too high and therefore an eyesore.
Jenny Skinner wrote: As a very good friend used to say "Things must and always will change" - this town will change, for the best I hope - but with only the most positive attitudes can we see this done well...
Here we agree, positive attitudes will result in things done well ... but positive change to me, means affordable housing for the people who grew up, live and work here. It means fewer (empty) 'luxury' apartments.
It means developers being reasonable with their plans ... just because the Metropole replaced a building of a certain height, didn't mean they had to rebuild to that same height (well as it turns out higher), they could've taken the decision to build to three storeys and give Ventnor back it's view of the terrace. What a difference that would've made not only to the visual views of town from the beach, but how people would've perceived these developers who claim to be giving something back to the town.
As far as I can see, there is little evidence of developers being reasonable in Ventnor.