> Message Received: Dec 31 2012, 07:50 PM
> From: "Fergus Kinmonth"
> To: "'Thomas Fairhead'" , "'David Potter'" , "'Fergus Kinmonth'"
> Cc: Cllr.Lindsay@rbkc.gov.uk, Cllr.Lamont@rbkc.gov.uk, Cllr.Lightfoot@rbkc.gov.uk, Cllr.Feilding-Mellen@rbkc.gov.uk, Cllr.Collinson@rbkc.gov.uk, Cllr.Buckmaster@rbkc.gov.uk, Cllr.Mills@rbkc.gov.uk, Cllr.Blakeman@rbkc.gov.uk
> Subject: RE: Holland Pk Opera canopy proposal. Action
Dear Thomas, David, and other parties to this Debate,
Before we all tire of the subject, I’d like to point out that I’m simply another person who was born and brought up in Holland Park Avenue, enjoys Opera and values the Park as an amenity. This isn’t a classist issue and has nothing to do with “nimbyism”. The opera will still function if the canopy is dismantled at the end of the season, so nobody need feel their cultural milieu is under threat. It’s nothing to do with conservation either, nor the cutting of trees or other obfuscations. However, I’m a little confused by David’s comparison with great landscape oeuvres of London & Northumberland!
The fact remains that the canopy obscures the façade of a Grade 1 listed building and should not become a permanent fixture. Please reject the proposal.
With best wishes to everyone,