Redevelopment Working Group
here to read abstracts from the Mayor of London's draft Supplementary
Planning Guidance on Town Centres which we believe should inform
any decisions about the redevelopment of Leegate.
St. Modwen, the
property group that owns the Leegate shopping centre, has put forward
a proposal to put an ASDA store on the site. In response, the Lee
Green Assembly convened the Leegate Redevelopment Working Group,
chaired by Jim Mallory. Whilst appreciating that an anchor store
is probably essential we do not like the proposed redevelopment
as it stands and the document above summarises our views oas of
July 2014. As well as expressing the Working Group's views on the
project, it highlights Council planning policies that we believe
support our opposition to the present plans.
As of October
2014, no formal planning application has been made.
needs to be done to revamp the tired and run-down 1960s shopping
centre. But we do not think a large store is the whole answer. It
will dominate the centre, swallow up the existing public spaces
- the pedestrian passage and square - and generate large amounts
of traffic. However, we do accept an "anchor" store is
needed but we do not think it needs to be quite so big. We also
think it is important to maintain and improve existing links across
the centre and with other local amenities. We hope you will take
the time to read our document and then click
here to let us know your views.
here to view a brief history of the redevelopment of Leegate
to here to view commentary from CABE (Commission for Architecture
and the Built Environment) relevant to Leegate
here to read the motion carried at the
Local Assembly meeting on 13 February 2013