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there...i said it.
Some people would love a Sky dish and nice UPVC double glazing, but there ain't no way your 17th century coaching inn is getting them.
As a result, despite living a couple of miles from Bournville, they have to comply with the same draconian rules that people living next to the Cadbury's factory have to.
When they had the driveway done, someone grassed them up because the gravel they used was the wrong colour.
they haven't got my Dad's house, for a start
does it have a name? maybe it is listed under its name
couldn't change the windows so it was fucking cold
like I was at the Acropolis recently and they were doing loads of work on it, presumably with the consent of the planning authorities.
only renting as well, so not worth it
Dont be silly now.
National Trust? Cunt on a stick.
Only because they say harf past, instead of harf parst or haf past.
i say half past.
i'm from sutton-in-ashfield, mansfield's just the nearest town.
also; bit mean.
If you didn't have listing, and conservation areas and the planning system (all of which are integral parts of one another), you'd end up with a country consisting of large retail sheds, Barratt boxes, glass boxes and multi-lane roads.
In short, it'd be like Croydon.
covering our once green pastures; the mind wounds at the thought. But we'd never be short on Aftershock.
It was great, what with all the original archways, pillars and stone work. One house even had the old spit above the fire place!
Granted there were some problems when it came to repairing things (windows were a nightmare, as was installing a new boiler) but on the whole it was lovely. As well as being listed, they were also part of a World Heritage Site, but more problems were caused by the fact we didn't own any of the houses rather than their listed status.
I think there are problems with the listing system, and in places it could do with an overhaul, buit it's principals are spot on.