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Letters to the editor: Issue 596 11 May 2012

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Practicality must come before aesthetics in street design

Malcolm Bulpitt Maidstone Kent ME 15

“Needless. Mindless. Useless. Embarrassing.” This is the title of John Dales ‘Comment’ piece in the last issue, presumably regarding the signing that was shown in his six exhibits.

As far as I can tell only one of his photographs shows signs on the public highway and it is extremely doubtful if these were placed, or authorised, by a competent person. They are more likely the work of untrained operatives employed by the lowest-bid contractor working for a utility...

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