Guy's street wrote:Boroman wrote:Guy's street wrote:- there is a fair amount of 'grocery' type retail with the local markets, a few Tesco and Sainsburys of various sizes, but that is just about where retail ends in SE1. If I want anything other than food I have to get the train to Charing Cross
What do people want here though? For clothes I'd rather head for the wider realm of the west end, as nothing local will ever provide the same array. As for the "big box" stores I'm fine with them all being halfway down the Old Kent Road (the Shard notwithstanding, those B&Q/Comet type places wouldn't fit with the smaller-built scale of SE1).
What do we already have in the non-food department? A Rymans on BHS, Leyland SDM for hardware down Southwark Street, Travis Perkins round the corner supplying heavier-duty renovation stuff, Edmundson Electrical in Great Suffolk Street...
A good bookshop would be nice, but hey there's a Daunt just across the river on Cheapside - along with other useful City emporia including multiple branches of the wonderful Robert Dyas.
So do we lack that much?
boroughpaul wrote:Your point being?i wonder how many of the new residents will actually be paying ANY rent? just a thought
dgeorgea wrote:Skipping the argument that Leathermarket JMB are 'struggling massively' based purely on the size of the organisation.
The fact that they are a community based organisation means that those moving into the new homes will have a route into the local community.
Being a TMO they will also have the right to get involved and have a bigger say in the running of their homes and community.
Far beter then another smaller development I know of that can potentially house 20+ children surrounded by a private gated community, two TMOs and a major road.
Regarding the ability to address economic well being, if they choose to get involved they will have access to a wide range of training opportunities, that would help with employment, the training available is among the best around.
The only real argument I can see is that due to the high number of private developments that this part of Southwark is not suitable for more council tenants.
orione wrote:YesIs it a good reason to build new homes just to house locals?
Ivanhoe wrote:orione wrote:YesIs it a good reason to build new homes just to house locals?
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