I wonder what really goes on in the mind of some of the people who 'stand up for local peoples' rights'. We have no shops, a shortage of decent housing, no leisure centre or activities other than some sub-standard pubs. Doh!
Do you think that Bermondsey is stuck in some kind of timewarp? It is interesting to note that some of the people opposed to the redevelopment of Bermondsey Square are in favour of the London Bridge Spire. Why is this? Big Fish LIttle Pond syndrome springs to mind. The market has only been here since 1948 and originally arose from a cattle market, why not go the whole hog (pardon the pun) and return to the true meaning and have a cattle market and do away with the antiques altogether. Not exactly the kind of thing some of the Johnny come lately's would like near their nice expensive flats is it.