Greenwich Market NOT to be Redeveloped
Folks – just getting in news that Greenwich Market is NOT to be redeveloped wholesale any more.
J tells me:
“There was a big meeting yesterday evening in the chapel of the RNC, market traders and shop leaseholders attending.
Edward Dolby stood up and declared that they would be letting the planning permission lapse and that therefore the market development was not going ahead.
Instead they would be concentrating on a programme of piecemeal improvement, such as renovating the floor and renewing the roof.”
I never said that Greenwich Market didn’t need some work and certainly a new roof would be amazing, but this now gives us the opportunity to tell Greenwich Market how WE think it can be improved instead of having a redevelopment imposed on us.
Of course I’m hoping that this is a reprieve for Durnford Street’s gorgeous little florists, Greenwich’s market traders and prospects for tourism based on our town having something unique rather than an off-the shelf shopping mall. It will also mean that the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College can be just that – grounds.
Obviously there will be a little disruption for traders like J while the roof’s being redeveloped but they seem to be being sensible about it – I understand February was mentioned for that – the least popular month for trade – and, as J says, it means that he can now plan his life again.
More news as I get it, chaps.
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