McMansions in the Merse, revisited
Anyone interested in the rash of McMansions breaking out all over the beautiful Borders countryside should go to http://eplanning1.scotborders.gov.uk/WAM/doc/Drawing-2067409.pdf?extension=.pdf&id=2067409&location=VOLUME1&contentType=application/pdf&pageCount=1&appid=1
to see one at the planning application stage- Equestrian Holdings just off the Fishwick Bypass is the case in point. It will be a lot of house (for a lot of horse?) for the 800 grand or so being respectfully requested for similar edifices in the immediate vicinity. There is a fine artists impression of the main building including an image of the thrusting businessman owner bringing much needed investment to the underdeveloped rural Borders talking on his mobile to a financier in some far flung money market-or perhaps he is just checking train arrivals at Reston Station.
Sharp eyed bloggees will note that the TBO is on the first floor. Is this because the artist reckons that he looks good there-a sense of scale if not a sense of place in planning lingo? Or is it that
he can't get a signal
Worth enquiring? Caveat Emptor and all that
(The image which is from a Dubai planning portfolio could well be a model for the New Greater Fishwick. According to Hutton Think Tank-(Vision Thing Section)should this model be followed the tall tower would be for the Fishwick Special Branch and the Traffic Control offices)
Labels: Fishwick Bypass, Mc Mansions