On 23rd April 2013 the developer, H2O Urban, has submitted
a Planning Application to CEC and issued
artist's impressions (below) together with a Press
Release on their
plans for this site. Additional information
about the site is available on another page.
view is from Hurst Lane just above the canal bridge and looks down
into the wharf site.
into the site from across the canal.
Tim Boddington comments: Excellent though these pictures
undoubtedly are, I believe that they both give a slightly false impression
of the size and dominance of the buildings. In both cases the buildings
are made to look slightly further from the observer than they would be
in reality, so reducing their apparent size. The people are shown a little
on the small side to make them look further away than they would actually
be. In the top picture Hurst Lane looks like a wide carriageway when
we all know that it is particularly narrow at this point, providing only
just enough room for two vehicles to pass.
Despite my comment above, it is pleasing to note that some of the comments
submitted by the community after the public consultation have been headed
and small, but important, changes made to the original design.
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