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Alice Bentley

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  • Comment on: AR Design Studio wins approval for £2.5m seaside scheme

    Alice Bentley's comment 20 September, 2017 12:19 pm

    Very disturbed to read that this project "offers clients... their own private beach". Neither developer nor architect has the right to offer this to the highest bidder. Castle Cove is a lovely sheltered public space that has been enjoyed by generations of locals and holiday makers alike. If it belongs to anyone it is the Queen, who is obliged to share it with the public. There is a committed local campaign for the council to fulfill their obligation to ensure public access is reinstated. The text of this article is inaccurate, and needs to be clarified.

  • Comment on: DC CABE backs YRM’s Hinkley Point nuclear plan

    Alice Bentley's comment 27 February, 2012 12:24 pm

    Given predicted rising sea levels, is no one concerned about the location so close to the current high water line?

  • Comment on: RIBA’s report on homes is a Gerald Ratner moment, claims property consultant

    Alice Bentley's comment 20 September, 2011 12:51 pm

    Hang on a moment. I'm sure 19th Century capitalists could justify to themselves and their share holders the construction of back to back houses made of soot bricks, which were later condemned by progressive legislation as the cause of severe health problems to the poor people who had to live in them because they could afford nothing better. We seem to be returning to the bad old days here.

    With regards to the question of good design, compare the example of food:quality of food is important as well and quantity, but this argument becomes irrelevant if you are actually hungry through not having enough to eat.