The Poms don’t like Chows either

The Telegraph

New Zealanders aren’t the only ones who can’t stand Chinese investors:

A £50m Chinese holiday village proposed for heart of Welsh countryside has been shelved after inspectors ruled the plans were “inappropriate”.

Thousands of wealthy Chinese tourists were expected to come to the 100-bed hotel and 80 holiday homes on a sleepy rural site.

Britain already attracts more than 100,000 tourists from China each year – but the resort would be the first purpose-built holiday centre.

But the plans for the resort near near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, were put on hold after a report for the Welsh Government said the designs were unacceptable.

The Design Commission for Wales report read: “The plans are inappropriate with no reference to local typologies and materials, or any over-arching design concept.

“The bland, disparate and rootless architectural language, designed to appeal to international clients irrespective of site and location, does not do justice to the quality appropriate for this site.”

  • http://truebluenz.com/ Redbaiter

    Oh, this is another hit on those who object to our government encouraging business deals with the agents of communist one party state dictators.

    Any objection to any business enterprise involving the Chicoms is “racist”.

    How Marxist.

    (does this blog even know who Chen Guangcheng is?)

    • Boss Hogg

      Would you agree that China is the most capitalist country at this time? – State Capitalism of course.

      As Goerge Friedman said “America is not afraid of China’s communism, it is afraid of China’s capitalism”

  • Scanner

    Psst, don’t tell anyone but their eyes are different from ours.

  • Liberty

    “The Design Commission for Wales report read:
    “The plans are inappropriate with no reference to local typologies and
    materials, or any over-arching design concept.”

    What a load of twaddle. The concept drawing
    looks no different to hundreds of  bland
    english homes.

    Welsh Government is just being xenophobic
    .  

  • Harry Young

    No, Liberty. hundreds of “bland English homes” are only allowed in appropriate places. Same in Wales (which is another country to England).
    Planning laws are pretty strict, and quite right too in green-field rural or historic locations.
    And no. WO. I would be pretty certain the objection is to the style of development, not to the Nationality of those bankrolling it.

    • Liberty

       

      “No, Liberty. hundreds of “bland English
      homes” are only allowed in appropriate places. Same in Wales (which is
      another country to England). “

      Then maybe the Welsh town planners should visit Chester at
      night.

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