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Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Tumble weed, Jul 20, 2018.
Yeah, I can really see that in the old M&S.
Don't be so dismissive, you'd be amazed what can be done with that old shit hole!
It would however require some creative thinking and this is Stafford, so it will remain a shit hole I'm afraid even after redevelopment
I simply cannot see how any development could make things actually worse than they are there at the moment.
Some, hopefully, relevant additional retail can only be a good thing and new housing, bringing people into the town centre, where they will most likely spend money with local establishments can likewise only be good.
I really don't see what the problem is here. It's win win all round.
One of the reasons the govt is rushing us back to offices is because of the decline in passing trade in town and city centres. More residential maintains a source of customers and can only be a good thing. If the trend towards working from home continues it should be good news for towns like ours, with more reliance on our local shops than on mega-brand coffee and sandwich shops. And it’s miles better than a huge empty retail unit.
It looks like the new aviary on Victoria Park has a green roof
It has to be somewhat of an improvement I agree, but with some additional forward thinking it could become a centre piece of that end of town. My point is that there is an inevitability about it being completely average and completely featureless, at best. And nothing in this town in terms of planning disproves my very low expectation
Ah, I get you. Fair point, it has to be said.
I've given this some thought and the redevelopment of the play area in Victoria Park, plus the initial* restructuring of the Astonfields Balancing Lakes in 1990, both exceeded my expectations.
But, that's been over a forty five year period, so I do accept your general point.
* Before its capacity was overwhelmed by additional flows.
As a certain processor once said "things can only get better".