New Cross Gate masterplan update

We're a bit late with this, but the website detailing Sainsbury's proposals to develop the New Cross Gate retail park is now fully operational - click here.

We all seem to agree that the site needs a major overhaul, it's just a question of the fine detail. The website is all fairly aspirational stuff and standard fare for early-stage public consultation. We particularly like the idea of creating a proper streetscape but, when they list some of the possible occupants...

  • Caf├ęs
  • Restaurants
  • Nursery or community facility
  • Book shop
  • Bike shop
  • Music store
  • Clothing shops
  • Banks
  • Florists

... It's worth remembering that the list could equally read: funeral parlours, fried chicken shops, vacant units...