The community was built on utopian principles and has a long waiting list. But it doesn't welcome prying eyes.
Only just read this and not yet read the 2023 update. But it does remind me of 'The Village' from 'The Prisoner'. A supposed utopia with lots of rules where no-one has a name and only a number...
"What do you want?"
"You won't get it"
Excellent article. What strikes me about all the photos is that all the window frames match, and are probably in the same style as the ones built in the 1900s. I always think it's a shame when streets like this one have a mismatch of architectural styles, after years of adaptations, extensions and replacement windows. But now I'm not so sure that's a bad thing as it points to residents freedom to express themselves.
Very well researched piece about this subject. I don't know much about Burnage as I lived in North East Manchester but I felt very uneasy reading this. I don't think I'd have fitted in there somehow! Neighbourhoods and community are funny things . I'm part of a fb group where I live and some people take umbrage very easily . Even so I would hate to live cut off from people.