These Computer Generated Images are worse than Paul Daniels. I love how the buildings themselves against that lovely pot-potpourri of cloud types are practically translucent and how the trees both in the street and reflected in the glass are completely pushed to the fore graphically. That's cos we all like trees including developers.
BTW, can anyone tell me the exact date when publicly appending 'property developer' to your name became acceptable? In my day, a property developer was a shady rat-like creature who only skulked around their offices by day and development sites by cover of eldritch darkness. They used to socialise with estate agents and journalists.
I went along to the exhibition on Saturday - more of a PR exercise by the developer than giving information to residents.
Was also followed round the exhibition by 3 employees who were eager to jump in at any point to explain the 'benefits' of the scheme.
Also concerned around the proposals for the streetscape which looks like every other new business district development in the area. Totally out of keeping with the rest of the area. Really hope the planning application ends up with something better than this.
I went to the exhibition on Friday night and was, among other things, bemused by the developers' promotion of a pavement cafe culture on the Blackfriars Road.
I asked him whether he'd ever tried, for example, having a pint in the front of the Crown or the Ring and how he'd found it. Obviously, he'd not, and didn't realise how noisy it is and how frequently you're importuned for cash by passing vagrants.
Just been to a meeting to discuss the Linden Homes development, called by the Nelson Square Gardens Community Association and Webber and Quentin Tenants and Residents groups. About 30 people were present and it was agreed there will be a working group around this. General feeling of the meeting was that people are not happy of the impact of this proposed development and the way it has been pushed forward.
Another meeting was agreed for the 1st November in the Nelson Square Gardens Community Association Hall, 60a Rowland Hill House.
Just bumping this to remind that there is the second meeting of concerned local residents today at 7 pm in the community hall mentioned above, next to the Lord Nelson Pub on the Union Street side. Some councillors are meant to be attending and answer our questions.