Friday 7 June 2013 7.53am
"Their opinions cannot help being respected by planners and will give investors and developers confidence that what they propose is actually what is wanted."
My thoughts on reading this were all that interests investors and developers is maximising profit so I can't see how they would be sensitive to the opinions of local people. I would have preferred a green space were the intended King's College development is planned; it would provide a new view on The Shard
, have a dramatic impact on the local 'textures' and relieve the unrelenting 'shopping experience' of BHS, but what incentive would there be to take that
seriously? And I'm not talking a 'green plaza' so beloved of architects which amounts to a couple of trees on a windswept expanse off paving with some sculptural feature used in a token fashion.
I'm suddenly wondering whether that would be considered part of the London Bridge area? Possibly not.