TWENTY years after Prince Charles slammed the monstrous "carbuncles" wrecking Britain's skylines, the fight is continuing in Huddersfield.

The challenge? To make the country - or at least our town - a prettier place.

The Prince's attack was aimed firmly at ultra modern architecture. But plenty of ugly buildings were built all the way through the 20th century.

Now Kirklees councillor Mehboob Khan wants to knock them down and begin afresh - with everyone else's help.

Odd, derelict or squalid buildings which ruin the town should, he says, be flattened and replaced by something more fitting for the 21st century.

While he has very firm ideas on his hit list, the leader of the Labour group is also looking for ideas from the public as to which structures should go.

By accepting nominations and putting the chosen buildings to the vote, he hopes to make very real changes in run-down areas.

Without fear of upsetting owners, he highlights Destiny Menswear - a former car showroom in Westgate, sitting uncomfortably alongside classic Victorian rows, a line of concrete derelict shops at Sheepridge Road, Sheepridge, and the former Broadway pub at Northgate, Huddersfield, as three of his least favourite sights.

Any buildings that need flattening, he suggests, should receive an `X' rating. Cash could then be unlocked to replace decrepit buildings with something far better.

"The council might want to approach Yorkshire Forward to provide property developers with grants to persuade them to condemn X-listed buildings and thereby safeguard our classic heritage buildings."

He continued: "I was particularly fascinated to read that the country's top architect has spoken out against eyesores that spoil the view of classic structures, or which make public areas unwelcoming.

"We want to put forward the people's priorities for regeneration."

George Ferguson, the president of the Royal Institute of British Architects first developed the `X' grade to speed up demolition.

Anyone who wishes to nominate three top targets can visit the www.kirklees. website or send the coupon to the FREEPOST address.