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Block of flats by station isn’t a bright idea

07 June, 2019

Plans for Crouch Hill Station House – before, left, and after

• IT is a shame that Crouch Hill Station House, a large family house and garden, has been unoccupied for years.

The site is now owned by offshore property developers who think it would be a splendid idea to build a block of flats in the garden.

My neighbour, a pottery studio, will have its windows blocked, the living quarters upstairs the same. These are children’s bedrooms. My house and patio will also be steeped in darkness.

I enclose two photographs, before and after, produced by lighting specialists that would be really funny if it wasn’t so sad.

These pictures, above, illustrate what “sensitive refurbishment” really means.

Japan Crescent, N4  


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