Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Planning in Scotland.
Aviemore is not a particularly attractive town, it has developed as a tourist destination since the arrival of the railways around 1860 and was further developed in a rather hideous fashion in the 1970's with the building of the Macdonald Resort hotels with the Four Seasons towering over the resort.
Can we really imagine the Snowdonia National Park granting planning permission for an 8 storey concrete monstrosity in Llanberis? I can't see it myself. Talking to people who knew Aviemore before the arrival of Macdonald's Resorts there was major opposition to this development in the mid 70's and it makes one wonder who gave the planning permission, the local authority or the Cairngorms National Park; if it existed then.
I wonder what the Section 106 settlement (or similar) was to get planning for this building?, a minimum of a new school I would suggest!
Posted by Plaid Gwersyllt at 08:05