Stoke City Council has laid down ambitious plans for the city to be completely concreted by the year 2020.
"Concrete is the future," city councillor for the environment Max Sleazely said. "Trees and grass might have been OK when Robin Hood was roaming around Stoke but the world has moved on and so shall we. No bad can possibly come from this."
|How Stoke will look in 2020.|
Pigeon not to scale.
Project architect Ralph Milne explains further. "I see those movies and games of a dystopian future and I think, 'That's how I want Stoke to look'. That's my vision."
"It won't all be concrete of course," Councillor Sleazely adds. "There will be tarmac too."