Modern carbuncle

ARE we all a town of philistines? Another significant Victorian building is to be spoilt. The School of Science & Arts in Lower Church Road, Weston, is to have a modern carbuncle

ARE we all a town of philistines? Another significant Victorian building is to be spoilt. The School of Science & Arts in Lower Church Road, Weston, is to have a modern carbuncle attached to it, according to plans before the council. This is a handsome purpose-built building with big windows to meet the needs of art students, delightful tiled panels, built with strength to last, as sound as the day it was built.Some good restoration was done in 1997. Now the builders are looking greedily at the adjoining parking space. They want to build a modern block and unite it with the present building. This is a conservation area already. I am delighted to see the local councillor Dawn Parry has called in the plans. A major concern should be increased traffic down a congested one way street when more students use the building. Surely the place for expansion should be on the new campus site. This building needs space around it. Unlike the schools built after the war, this building is not crumbling before our eyes. It was built with local stone and an artistic eye, resulting in a charming building, a real gem in architecture. Let us be proud of our Victorian heritageBARBARA SEATON - Queens Road, Weston


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