are you talking about the large triangle of grass open space opposite the old Globe Pub? I hope the council don't succeed in their plan, I lived nearby many years ago and was told that there was a large well behind where the old dairy was, opposite the Oil and Parafin shop,This if my memory serves me well (it does sometimes!) would be about seventy feet from the apex of the triangle. I hope their planners fall down the bloody thing.
I have seen the results of enthusiastic planners over the years, the destruction of the Bricklayer's Arms which consisted really of a whole community, not just a host of shops,two cinemas, (the old Globe commonly known as the flea-pit, they sprayed it regularly ) the other possibly called the Old Kent Road
Cinema, pubs, and our beautiful library. ( I wonder what happened to the glorious stained glass windows, and inner stairs and shelving?)
By destroying the 'Brick' they ruined the Tower Bridge Road
market, in Tower Bridge road they had wallpaper shops,clothing stores, jewellers and that very important part of cockney life the Pawn shop!
In effect they created the equivalent of the Berlin Wall.....
I know progress can't be stopped and is essential for human development, but visually green grass is far more appealing to the soul than bricks and mortar!
The children in London get a raw deal, they are deprived of open spaces to play, they cannot do what children outside of London take for granted and play outside in the street. If children are reared in a harsh unyielding environment they too may become the same.
Alterations to green space at the 'Brick'? yeah, more seats for people to sit, more beautiful trees planted, how about teaching London children more about nature and planting apple trees, pear trees, plum trees, chestnut tree, more wild flower planting so children can discover simple pleasures of picking a flower and enjoying the beauty that despite the planners still exists, albeit in smaller and smaller quantities....
sorry I did not mean to 'waffle' on! where's the petition!