Karen I wrote:If you look at historical maps you will find that this site was a residential area long before Waterloo East was built, and long before Southwark Station was built. There are still families living in the area who have been here for generations. Commerce and residential properties have worked side by side for many years and I see no reason to make Waterloo into a fully commercial area, I think the many residents is Waterloo - Peabody,Benson and Tait etc - will agree. We have to have people living in the city otherwise it will be difficult to recruit low paid workers because commuting costs would be too expensive for them. But more importantly, why should people lose their homes just because they live in a popular postcode? And why should developers be allowed to run rough shod over peoples' lives, I'm really upset that two people on this thread seem to put so little value on peoples' homes. You know we are not exactly short of offices and office space in central London,this is all about developers wanting to move into the latest trendy area.
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