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As a Spaniard, paying frequent visits to the U.K., I am very surprised at the shoddy design and limited imagination of your resorts on the South Coast.
In Spain, seaside towns present the most beautiful architecture and delightful promenades, all designed to attract lots of tourists. In England, the reverse seems to be the case.
I went to Brighton this weekend to see the famous new marina and couldn't believe my eyes. There are gigantic palm trees all over the place - and they are all plastic! The marina itself has to be entered via a huge car park which rivals your Spaghetti Junction and there are strange built-up road levels everywhere which disfigure the view from the houses around the marina.
50 species of palm trees which can withstand England's cold weather
Come on councillors of Brighton, surely you can do much better than this? There are about 50 species of palm trees which can withstand England's cold weather and strong winds, so planting plastic trees is just a tacky unappealing and unimaginative.
Maybe they should try planting Washingtonia Robusta (hardy down to -6 degrees Centigrade) or Phoenix Canariensis (hardy down to -9 degrees Centigrade) or Butia Capitata (hardy down to -10 degrees Centigrade) or even Trachycarpus Fortunei (hardy down right down to -17 degrees Centigrade!). Plastic is not fantastic!