Heritage campaigners are idiots, says Tory
A local councillor has branded heritage groups fighting to save a row of houses in Birmingham as “middle class idiots”.
Bodies including the Victorian Society and English Heritage were also accused by Len Clark, a Tory member of the planning committee, of “not living in the real world”.
Campaigners have been fighting to keep the facades of the derelict houses in the Barnsley Road Conservation Area, which takes its name from Ernest Barnsley, one of the architects of the threatened houses.
But Clark said the homes needed to be pulled down because they had become a magnet for antisocial behaviour.