IS THERE SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE AT BATTERSEA STACKS?
Parkview International's claim that the chimneys at Battersea Power Station are 'beyond repair' (AJ 28.07.05) should be treated with the greatest scepticism. A second opinion, from an independent engineer working to a proper conservation brief, should be obtained.
On a wider note, according to government Planning Policy Guidance PPG 15, 'substantial demolition of the listed building, or any significant part of it' requires alternative ownership to be considered.
Keith Garner, via email