Monday 27 July 2009 3.50pm
I am aware of the facts of this 'project', having loosely followed it for some time. On the whole, the 'replacement buildings' are wholly unsatisfactory, especially bearing in mind we are talking about the demolision of local historical landmarks. These replacement buildings will be a poor replacement for buildings such as the Wheatsheaf public house, et al.
Whatever way it is dressed up, Network Rail stand to make some form of profit from this development.
As for glass roofs, who wants one of those? We just want the Borough Market
as it is currently. True, the benefits of the Thameslink will be significant, but surely not significant enough to warrant such a high level of reconfiguration? Perhaps I'm just being belligerent and the only one concerned by the way this project has eventually been imposed - public inquiries, etc. stand for nothing if the views of the local people aren't properly taken on board.
I am sure you will let know if my understanding is in any way incorrect.