Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea
'Penthouses and poor doors: how Europe's 'biggest regeneration project' fell flat'
Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian, 2Feb21
will get you up to speed on this hotbed of post-QE sloppy money, under resourced local government, vainglorious political ambition and global kleptocractic hidey-holes. As they say in the parlance, it's a shitshow.
Still, VNEB has been shit for years, now it's just a different shade.
Here's another good piece if you feel the need for "how, what, why?"
'Liberalise planning rules to fix a housing crisis – sounds logical, but it won’t work.' -
Anna Minton, The Guardian, 6Jul21
The @ballymorehell Instagram account is a good source of despair and incredulity.
If only there were some rhyme or reason:
'Boris Johnson’s dire legacy for London'
Rowan Moore, The Guardian, 10Apr16
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In 2007, all this was fields