Conversion to new uses, retaining as much as possible of the original buildings
is not a logistical, nor financial impossibility. The usual problem is the local authorities
with their zones, planning regulations and
narrow views of reuse. Planning blight results, and sites become derelict, vandalised and destroyed.|
Hill is the prime example; being in Londonís green belt, itís future is still being argued over.
Not so for
Netherne, some five miles down the road, and already converted into luxury flats.