Wednesday 10 September 2003 12.59pm
I suspect that most of Potters Fields, with the exception of the entrance on Tooley Street
, is built on rubble from the former warehouses, and therefore very free draining.
There's a real question about how you do a sustainable redesign of the green space which is now much more heavily used by tourists, and I suspect will also become the favoured sunbathing spot for occupants of More London who I suspect will be discourage from stripping off in their architect designed hard landscaped spaces.
Is there any money coming from More London, or did that all get wasted on posh pavements for Tooley Street
? I have a suspicion that Southwark were banking on getting some cash from the Coach Park/Lambeth College site redevelopment, but that is now postponed given the reaction to Berkeley Homes "cooling towers" proposals (and subsequent refusal of planning permission?).