Prince Charles wins the Battle of the Chelsea Barracks!

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LE
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#1
News just in: The developers of the Chelsea Barracks site have withdrawn their plans for the modernist sh!t on the Chelsea Barracks site, and have invited HRH's favourite architect to join the planning team to plan a new, better development with the full backing of the Qatari Royal Family.

HUZZAHH!

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The Tellingraph:

The developers have withdrawn the proposals for 548 flats in contemporary steel and glass towers on Chelsea Barracks.

The decision to back down comes only days after planning officers on Westminster Council submitted a report which praised the modernist development by Lord Rogers, the architect, who has clashed with the Prince in the past.

In a further victory for the Prince of Wales the Qatar royal family has invited Hank Dittmar, 52, the chief executive of the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment to become part of the new design team. Lord Rogers, who has made no public comment, is not expected to feature in the redesign. Clarnece House declined to comment.

The row over the Chelsea Barracks site, which was home to the Guards regiments until the government sold it in 2007, erupted in April after it emerged that the Prince had written to Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani, the Prime Minister of Qatar calling for the project to be scrapped.
 
#4
Perhaps now the MoD could return the site's ownership to the RH Chelsea, from whom they effectively stole it
in the early 1900s IIRC; that way The Pensioners would be set up for life*.




* Pensioners as in institution, before anyone makes a crack about life expectancy.
 

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LE
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#5
bobthedog said:
HRH Prince of Wales' birthday is November 14! HRH the Duke of Edinburgh was 88 on 10 June.
Oh, bugger! :oops:

Still, by the time they get the designs completed, it might just be his birthday . . . :D
 
#6
Did anyone else hear, on Radio 4, the whining of so-called 'Lord' Rogers - by repute an architect - concerning the intervention of 'an unelected person - HRH The Prince of Wales - interfering?

Mr Rogers is also UNELECTED, yet he sits in the House of Lards!

PS: Well done - yet again, Your Royal Highness - 'effing well done!

Ten minutes after the post: BBC Radio 4 'spinning' the 'anti-monarchy', pro 'luvvie Lords' line. We just had: '.......obviously, influencial people live in the Chelsea area'.

Is the staff of BBC trained in Moscow? Is it staffed by the Balls School of Social Levelling Down? It sounds like it.
 
#7
lsquared said:
Did anyone else hear, on Radio 4, the whining of so-called 'Lord' Rogers - by repute an architect - concerning the intervention of 'an unelected person - HRH The Prince of Wales - interfering?

Mr Rogers is also UNELECTED, yet he sits in the House of Lards!

PS: Well done - yet again, Your Royal Highness - 'effing well done!

Ten minutes after the post: BBC Radio 4 'spinning' the 'anti-monarchy', pro 'luvvie Lords' line. We just had: '.......obviously, influencial people live in the Chelsea area'.

Is the staff of BBC trained in Moscow? Is it staffed by the Balls School of Social Levelling Down? It sounds like it.
Yes and yes.
 

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