Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The beginning of the end

It's been coming for a while, but this is the first indication that the Albion Love Den is to be demolished: a development application lodged with council yesterday. The details are extremely light on, but it seems pretty clear from the application for building works that this is more than just a spit and polish for the old girl.

Looking at the history of these applications, though, it still could be another year or so before any real movement around the place. It seems, too, that our owners may be in for a little bit of a battle, as Council also states it's part of a "demolition control precinct" and a heritage place (cultural and adjoining). I'll endeavour to get some facts about what these constraints mean. Our lease comes up for renewal in early September, so it's back to the waiting game.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I feel for ya brother.....

U can come bunk wid me if u want...i cannot guarantee any nasty surprises in the middle of the night tho....i likes spooning....

Peace....V-Man...

Dr Yobbo said...

Sounds like the developers will have a struggle on their hands. The era of bulldozers at dawn Cloudland-style is thankfully long gone.

Still, they levelled Chateau Dodgy I, the bastards. Not that it had any heritage value whatsoever other than the heritage of drunken stupidity that came with it being our place, but still.

Jamin (AKA Blue Box) said...

I think it'll be a challenge, but not insurmountable. Something tells me that while the Dean Bros may not be as ruthless anymore, developers have become more cunning... brown envelopes stuffed with non-sequential untraceable currency and the like.

Oh, and couple that with the fact our council is now led by a child-like ex-engineer who goes all weak at the knees when presented with any sort of blue-print...

Big Bad Al said...

Noooooooo! Not the Love Den! Oh the Humanity!

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