LETTER : Conservation in the suburbs

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The Independent Online
WHEN I win the lottery I shall buy a house on the Mapesbury estate, Brent, and gladly run the risk of a £20,000 fine in order to paint my property Costa del Sol white, build a very large UPVC porch (and even bigger UPVC conservatory), replace all wooden doors and frames with plastic (and mock leaded lights) - oh, and if I can find space, some Vera Duckworth cladding.

All of this is a bit like my house now actually, or according to one of the "heritage police" quoted, my "slum".

Anna Withers