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The Pock Mark Award

For the worst planning decision

Arbroath (Scotland)

Arbroath's historic and architectural gems have been successfully hidden to make the rides, chip shops, supermarkets the main attraction of this dismal place. The dual carriageway severs the heart of this town and it is slowly bleeding to death.

Nominated by: Neil

Malcolm Sargent House (Ayrshire)

Malcolm Sargent House
Worst Planning Decision The decision to demolish an historical building and replace it with a development out of the character with the neighbourhood. The proposed development is over-bearing, out-of-scale and out of character in terms of its appearance compared with existing development in the vicinity.

Bill Mutter

Marischal Square, Aberdeen (Aberdeen)

Marischal Square, Aberdeen
Alison Bandeen
Entombment of a well loved building in Aberdeen by Muse Development The 'Square' that Labour Councillors were bated with has become a 'courtyard' The scale of the development was unknown by said Councillors and now the citizens of Aberdeen have been left bewildered by this monstrosity of a building which has cut out the light that shone on our beautiful Marischal College Planning department 'forgot' to do a shadow analysis at the time of planning submission ?!? I could go on but it's too upsetting

Stephen Wood
This is my nomination for The Carbuncle Awards 2016.

There was and still opposition to this development but hope its OK to email the facebook site of one them.

Caroline Inverarity
Horrendous development in Aberdeen, obscuring beautiful old house of Provost Skene ( in the centre of picture one) and destroying the ambiance of our amazing granite Marischal College.

Sarah Flavell
Provost Skenes House and Marischal College are the most blocked an blighted buildings in the development.

W. Clark
Out of place in area and looks like boxes with glass also an eyesore.Looks like a rubbish sixties build.

William Skidmore
The Maruschal Square Muse development is a prime example of planning folly, not to mention financial ineptitude, and fully deserving of the Pick Mark Award. The public wanted to replace the hoghly detested St Nicholas House with an open civic square that would showcase the city's two most iconic buildings, Marischal College and Provost Skene's House. Instead the Council proceeded with the Muse development which overshadows Marischal College, cutting it off from view, and engolfs Provost Skene's House.

Strathcona House (Aberdeen)

Strathcona House
Strathcona House is under threat of demolition to make room for the £333m Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. Nominated by William Skidmore

Waterdront Hall Extension (Belfast)

Waterdront Hall Extension
Please find enclosed photos before and after. Words fail me. John Fee

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