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Vincent Kompany gets around opposition to swish flats


Vincent Kompany has received planning permission for a nine-storey block in Manchester, despite objections from Historic EnglandVincent Kompany, the Manchester City captain, is the latest sports star to have become embroiled in a planning row after his scheme to build a luxury development was opposed by Historic England. The government’s heritage advisers have attacked the footballer’s plans to demolish buildings in Manchester and replace them with a nine-storey block of flats, described as “monolithic”. The plans were given the go-ahead by councillors yesterday despite the objections. Kompany is the Manchester City caption CHLOE KNOTT-DANEHOUSE/GETTY IMAGESKompany, 32, who plays international football for Belgium, wanted to tear down a former 1950s electrical works in the city’s Ancoats conservation area and replace it with a single block containing flats, offices and a rooftop communal garden. Historic England said that the plan would have an adverse effect on Ancoats, which grew from a…


Source: The Times March 15, 2019 00:01 UTC



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