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.”