Potters Fields project approved at London Bridge

Do you remember Bagpuss? And Spacehoppers? And London Bridge? Mad, weren't they?!

Last night, we travelled back from Waterloo to Brockley, changing at London Bridge during rush hour on to a half-empty train. London Bridge's status as our number one commuter destination has gone the way of the Spangle - the East London Line has won the battle for our hearts and minds.

But SE1 is trying to give us more reasons to visit and has confirmed that the former coach park on Potters Fields will be redeveloped. While it's preferable to the "Daleks" design previously mooted and it makes some nice nods to Shad Thames, it's still not a very exciting development and a lot of its appeal will come down to how well done the new public space is and what use the proposed "cultural" centre is put to.