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Greenwich has turned down a wholly unnecessary plan to redevelop Greenwich Market. Greenwich.co.uk has the full story.
Why the hyphen?
In retrospect, I don't know. Now gone.
It was wholly unnecessary.
A holy unnecessity.
What a shame - I saw the designs and thought the proposed development was anything but 'bluewater like'. Was down in Greenwich last week and the market looks absolutely knackered, especially that awful roof and that horrible bin area to the left on the way in from Church St. I havent heard one good reason for this developments refusal. The roof is knackered, what material do they suggest is used? And the hotel is only 4 storeys high, all the buildings currnently there are 3-4 storeys anyway from what i can see (!). Given the recession, Greenwich Council are pretty brave to reject anyone willing to spend £30m to improve a shabby section of its town centre. Especially given its is the long-term property owner and a charity, not some fly-by-night property developer.
To be fair, we all need a place where you can blow 5 notes on a loaf of day-old olive bread when your self-esteem is at a low ebb and there are impressionable locals nearby.
Which part of the market are the plans covering? Is it the bit that's in the courtyard where the Coach & Horses pub is, or is it the bit further down South Street which is open?
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