Betty Hewett writes in this weeks (27/12/12) Advertiser postbag:
"I have.seen many people stop and look in disbelief at the new block of flats in Rempstone Road replacing the Westbury Care Home. Why did the planning committee pass such a dreadful plan? Were they thinking that it could be entered in an 'ugliest building in Swanage competition'? It would certainly win. It doesn't fit in with surrounding buildings. A friend of mine said it was a monsttrosity, and she was right.
IMHO Betty must have blinked as she walked along Rempstone Road consequently missing the most ugly building right next door to Horizons to which she refers, called Mowlem Court, which is particularly dire when seen from the sea.
Why did the planners pass this? It doesn't fit in, she reasons.
Did Betty moan/not notice when the planners passed the two other recent structures behind the Rec? Deco, with very little Art Deco in the area, let alone other blancmange moulds in Rempstone Road; and Island View, the brick building with the plastic mock Tudor beams in the gables -I guess to reflect all the other Swanage Tudor architecture.