If you want to make minor changes to your Edwardian Conservation Area flat expect to be pestered by a little group of busybodies from Hornton St, risibly described as the Conservation Dept.
Thus, no surprise the greedy Ritblat duo behind this act of vandalism so loves our Council.
If you have the money everything and anything is possible in the Rotten Borough.
Since 1926 the vast Art Deco masterpiece has withstood wartime bombs and economic downturns.
This Monday, the Ritblats will send in the JCB's and a piece of Royal Borough history will become a pile of dust.
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Incongruous, then, they would do so whilst simultaneously destroying a unique and much-loved piece of 1930's Art Deco history.
Can one ever imagine the French turning down the chance to recreate, within this fine building, a community asset of real value?
In K&C big money does not just talk.....it screams.
Cleverly, Ritblat Junior has boarded up the facade of the cinema but this is how it could be.
The question has to be asked....why does Tim Coleridge adamantly refuse to order the building be made an asset of Community Value.
There is talk of an Independent Conservative group forming to challenge certain wards; it's driven by a council that hears but refuses to listen.
The Friends of the Odeon have an email list of twenty-eight thousand residents who oppose this demolition.
Could it be used to stimulate a real opposition?
We shall have to see......