Power of the Post

Ayrshire Post - - News -

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

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