Leegate 2

Tomorrow, the company redeveloping Leegate Shopping Centre, St Modwen, is holding another public consultation, to discuss their latest plans (left).

This scheme is significantly better than their first effort, but they're still determined to crowbar a cleverly-disguised  ASDA on to the site, despite the fact there are several large supermarkets within a stone's throw, including a Sainsbury's next door.

They also want to build 230 homes and a new courtyard garden. Good use of trees, but this is still a pretty uninspiring effort, that is heavily reliant on car traffic to make it work.

We don't see why any significant retail is required, with Lewisham just down the road and Blackheath Village is up the hill. Just make an inspiring residential development.