According to the Kent Messenger, the official plans for this giant white elephant (oh, sorry, horse) will be put to Gravesham Borough Council for approval. However, even if its approved, the developers have only raised half the envisaged £2 million and are blaming the recession. Given the history of this sort of project, even £2 million probably won’t be enough. Are they flogging a dead horse here? I reckon they are.
Frankly, I think it would outrageous for Gravesham, Kent, or any other local council to consider putting forward any funds for this ridiculous project, and I think there will be an outcry if there’s even a whisper of that. I felt the whole concept was misconceived, the competing ‘works’ little more than monstrous adverts for the respective ‘artists’ and the whole thing would be best shelved and mothballed. Mark Wallingers giant plastic farm horse would be a blight on the landscape, hardly an enhancement. Which isn’t to say any of the others would have been any better.
If Kent County Council think a rearing horse, the Kent Invicta, would be better, why on earth didn’t they get someone to design one at the outset?
Absolutely NO public money should be spent on this. If the Ebbsfleet Valley developers can’t afford it, tough.
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