Here’s a little snippet from an article on the BBC news website – part of the Changing Cityscapes series and this time focussing on architecture and town planning in Manchester.
“In fact, if it isn’t iconic or iconic-in-the-making, then it probably won’t get passed by the Planning Department.”
Did you notice it – “…if it ISN’T iconic or iconic-in-the-making, then it probably WON’T get passed by the Planning Department.”
Wow – now there’s a bit of forward thinking that our local decision makers and small minded nimby set might want to tap into. Imagine what could happen if Perth reversed its timid decision making attitudes on so-called ‘radical’ and possibly ‘iconic’ design projects – raise the bar, take a risk, embrace creativity, accept change. If it can work for Manchester of all places, what might it do for dullsville – we might even get a bit more of this and a lot less of this.