What planet do you suppose this picture shows? Yes, you’ve guessed right. It’s the Planet Grenfell, seen through the warped eyes of the landscape architects employed by RBKC to destroy Lancaster Green. It’s an artist’s impression of the area that will lie between the base of Grenfell Tower and the south side of the Kensington Aldridge Academy. At least we think that’s what it shows, but the plain truth is that this angular, alienated and alienating landscape is so grotesque that we are struggling to make sense of it. Don’t just take our word for it. You can see for yourself if you download the Design and Access Statement that accompanies the Planning Application (page 53)
Just in case you’re wondering, here’s what the academy itself will look like from the same viewpoint, more or less. Do not adjust your set. This really is the bizarre unearthly landscape in which the children of Grenfell Tower will have to play in this grave new world they have planned for us.
Update 6th July…
Oops…forgot to say. This isn’t exactly the view that local residents will have of the southside of the academy, as there will be a seven foot fence in the way to keep the Lancaster West brats out, and make sure they don’t spoil it all by getting too close. Let’s not forget that, like all academies, this particular carbuncle will be privately owned.