LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Modern-style developments pay tribute to heritage

MODERN TOUCH: Central Western Daily reader Glenna Coxhill has commended the owners of the Byng Street Local Store on their plans for the premises.
MODERN TOUCH: Central Western Daily reader Glenna Coxhill has commended the owners of the Byng Street Local Store on their plans for the premises.

THE proposed extension for the Byng Street store looks very interesting. I commend Jeremy Norris for wishing to add a bit of modernity to the area.

My only comment on his proposed building is the bulk – I think it is too high in comparison to the adjoining roof line.

Our heritage areas are particularly beautiful but as new structures are added to those areas it is imperative that they be built in a modern style. This is the way we follow the history and growth of the town and the individual streets.

So many of our (particularly residential) dwellings built post World War I and also World War II are considered unimportant and not relevant to our heritage and are being demolished and replaced by unattractive villa complexes.

In years to come there will be little record of those important styles.

If we continue to infill or replace buildings in heritage areas with poor copies of the original styles we will end with nothing but rubbishy also-rans which are neither attractive nor true-to-type.

Glenna Coxhill