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Martin Pawley frights in the royal borough

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea seems to be more oppressed by the prospect of unwanted development these days than for some time past. A few years ago it was the Ismaili Centre that upset the residents. Now two more tedious interventions have come along: the Diana Princess of Wales memorial garden, and Daniel Libeskind's 'New Boilerhouse' v&a extension. In all cases the grounds for opposition have been the same: the wholly understandable fear that the already all-but-intolerable ...

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