I was told by "one who knows" that Oakmayne had always punched above their weight on this development. They didnt have the finance to weather the financial crisis, and their (in my view) foolish decision to scrap the hotel in favour of student accommodation, hence having to return to planning, meant that they missed their window for a start date. Query is: what is now going to happen on that site?
Well something has to happen on that site, as it's meant to be the future of the traders from the shopping centre and the market area. There was meant to be a 5/6 screen movie house which would be GREAT, and orginally a hotel. The swimming pool will be in the new Leisure Centre. (This is all in THEORY of course...we should all live so long).
Just noticed that all the Oakmayne CGI's of the Plaza, the blue elephants and the 'Think Elephant, Think Oakmayne' placards have been removed from the fence around the vacant site. What does that mean?