Monday 28 May 2018 10.32pm
Whilst we welcome more homes in this area, we MUST object most strongly to buildings up to 48 storeys. There was a time, not so long ago, that the inclusion of a very high building was considered as a 'landmark' building but from what we can tell, tall buildings are no longer 'land -mark' buildings but are now the rule rather than the exception. We note that in the description given for the Argos and Tesco sites the retail is the last thing to be mention with NO idea of what kind of space it will be.
On Saturday we were at the Elephant festival and when asked about the retail units to replace, even if it's only on a temporary basis while the Centre site is being redeveloped, the only super market will be a small Sainsbury's, so if this is to be the only supermarket of any kind in the area, and if Tesco goes from the corner of Dunton Road
, we would ask ourselves just where all the current and prospective residents do their shopping, or are you hoping the residents of these apartments will be of an income-bracket sufficient for them to get their supplies from Harrods, Selfridge's or Fortnum and Mason?
We hope the Leader Cllr. Peter John and co read this too.
Stephanie and Jim Lodge