jamesup wrote:Elephant has got plenty of potential to up it's game.... once the Heygate comes down there will be several thousand new residents, new shopping, new leisure facilities...
Merlin Rouge wrote:My suggestion is that we also Balance the mix in Dulwich Village.
jamesup wrote:Elephant has got plenty of potential to up it's game - look at it as part of the wider area - there's ample historic streets ripe for improvement in SE1, and once the Heygate comes down there will be several thousand new residents, new shopping, new leisure facilities...
In the location, at the right price, I honestly think it can't fail to be successful. At the bottom line all you need to so build some decent flats and ensure there are places for people to open businesses - bring the demand and everything else will follow.
The Angel comparison is a good one - complete with nasty road junction at it's centre - Kennington/Elephant/Borough/North Lambeth can aspire to something similar.
bobcourt wrote:By improving retail, leisure facilities and public open space. This will attract people to the area from a wider range of social status, and at the same time, improve the area for existing residents. Not so bad is it?
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