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Interesting convo about architecture and planning.  

Why so many bland buildings? Well, i work closely with our planning department and Council, and there is nothing more political than planning applications.  

In a perfect world, all decisions get delegated to the planning officer, as was likely the intention of the law. In the real world, planning is the main reason most of these lot become councillors.  We quite often see councillors go against the planning officer recommendation, which is by hugely risky to defend in an appeal against refusal.  I very seldom hear a discussion on aesthetics.   It's about restriction of views, neighbours complaining about loss of light, and making sure nobody has a house that's bigger than everyone else's.  Distant second to these are climate change considerations, rain water harvesting, sustainability.

Politics is a popularity contest among middle aged to late aged white people, and this is the driving force behind planning decisions, not excellence and innovation.  

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On 14/02/2021 at 21:41, neko said:

Needed a bit of a laugh during these dark times, so decided to spend a few dollars on a 3D model of a grizzly bear to add some 'life' to the cottage design before presenting to the wife.

 

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Will post some more images soon.

You make me question my life choices everytime you post a pic mate. 

 

Awesome place btw. Bastard

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