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Old January 3rd, 2012, 11:29 PM   #661
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 11:30 PM   #662
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 11:31 PM   #663
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Not my pic above but good low level cluster
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Old January 8th, 2012, 01:14 PM   #664
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A view of the city from the Rally Park. I like this area it has lots of potential if the city council and developers get it right.

It also is the site of that fabulous monument the Demostaph Plinth.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 03:08 PM   #665
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How bleak does that look!

But yes it is a site that is prime for development, such a pity then that the Simpson project was cancelled and the St Augustine development is nowhere to be seen. I spent many mornings walking to work through that park when my girlfriend lived nearby and pictured the towers standing tall by the water - what a let down
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Old January 8th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #666
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At least the new tower can be seen.

It does make me sad to see the area like this, especially the mill.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 07:04 PM   #667
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Isn't Jamie Lewis looking at the two smaller towers (26-22) ?
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Old January 8th, 2012, 07:22 PM   #668
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Isn't Jamie Lewis looking at the two smaller towers (26-22) ?
Yes, but the council has not made a decision on the development yet:

http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...AppNo=20110541
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Old January 8th, 2012, 07:26 PM   #669
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Six months to make a simple yes or no decision?

Oh for Pete's sake
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Old January 8th, 2012, 07:35 PM   #670
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It took ages for them to make a decision on the Corah site - over 2 years and that was back on 2010. If they don't get a move on then they'll have to reapply.

http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planni...x?PPRN=MLM4874

This delay is no surprise then.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 11:37 PM   #671
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They probably haven't bothered to update the website. I'm very tempted to contact Jamie Lewis to see if I can ind out


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Old January 8th, 2012, 11:47 PM   #672
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Talking of not updated websites, remember Staniforth architects were meant to have updated their website a year ago, with the proposals for the Peacock lane bus depot site:

http://www.stanifortharchitects.co.uk/

I'm wondering when on earth the images of this development will materialize!
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Old January 9th, 2012, 01:14 AM   #673
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Six months to make a simple yes or no decision?

Oh for Pete's sake
Not really that simple though is it. I do agree though that the planning system needs to be sped up.

It took Nottingham City Council about 4 weeks to make a decision on a small side extension I was doing. It took them a fucking week to register it on the website
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Old January 19th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #674
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The University towers on a murky winters day taken yesterday from the Groby Road at Beaumont Leys.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 03:03 PM   #675
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Some great views around that area. A fair height up, which is why the nearby Glenfield Tunnel is over a mile long. This picture shows how the University itself is also high up on a hill. The views over towards Nottingham, from the University Attenborough Buildings are fantastic.
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Old January 20th, 2012, 04:14 PM   #676
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If anyone can get to the corner of braunstone gate and narborough road and take a pic the city scape looks great. (those warehouses off braunstone gate have now been demolished giving great views!!!)
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Old January 26th, 2012, 03:44 PM   #677
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(those warehouses off braunstone gate have now been demolished giving great views!!!)
What used to be MFI (i think?) and so on? If so, good - they'd fallen into a right state and looked terrible!

Been a few months since I was around Braunstone Gate, will take a walk when I'm in town next and have a look at the swimming pool, too.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 08:07 PM   #678
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Is this the site of the new Tesco's ?
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Old January 26th, 2012, 09:34 PM   #679
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Yes. I have a few photos taken before the sheds were demolished which show just how awful they were! I'll post them if I can find them.


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Old January 27th, 2012, 10:36 AM   #680
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I know from driving through the area that you get a good view of Leicester from near Sileby, Mountsorrel in certain spots. Someone with a decent camera should head that way.
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