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Wood and glass edifice
8:30am Thursday 10th May 2012 in Letters
Sir – I am a frequent visitor to Osney Island and I have always admired its Victorian charm and the determined efforts of its residents and the local council to preserve that ambience.
I have heard home-owners on the island complain about how difficult it was to get permission to make minor alterations to their homes, install a door-bell or even a television antenna because it spoils the old world ambience of the Island!
So, on a recent visit, I was shocked to find a totally modern glass and wood edifice tucked between two Victorian houses on North Street. How did this come about in a conservation area where planning rules are supposed to be strictly applied?
Ramani Natarajan (Mrs), Kilpauk, Chennai