Power of the Post
Council bosses tried to give us a shoebox.
But now they’re back in theirs thanks to a stirring backlash from the public. and your campaigning ayrshire post helped lead the fight from day one. We kept the pressure on bungling officials with the very clear message – get back to the drawing board. Our front page coverage kept the agenda burning until the fire finally went out last week.
architect pat lorimer, who designed ayr’s iconic pink buildings, was among those to the fore.
He said: “Democracy does work.
“the primary reasons for refusal – appearance, scale and bulk of the building – were points made time again by more than 350 objections lodged by the public.
“Now the council should either re- approach the original architects and ask them to think again or, perhaps more imaginatively, arrange for an architectural competition to take place.”
In praise of democracy Architect Pat Lorimer