Sunday, April 01, 2007

Bigger Picture Plans For Town Centre Need's Widescreen View

With the great news that there are plans for not one, but two multiscreen cinemas in the town centre regeneration a few people have been expresing concern (what else?) about the ambition of the schemes.

Some have said the chances of the plans becoming reality are slim to none, since past ideas and dreams for Swindon Town Centre have stayed on drawing boards, residents view of hopes being raised has become muddied as they are too quickly dashed. One cinema was always part of the masterplan on the Granville Street car park, now another is planned as part of the Regent Circus rebuilding.

Swindon Centric Says ; Two cinemas is two cinemas more than we have in the centre right now and combined with a rerouted canal and anything being built on all the brownfield-white hoarding covered sites that are currently taking up large chunks of the town, its got to better than leaving things as they are. Too long have we had to put up with a half-finished feeling to the town's central area.

Lets get these things built. Lets get it done at last and don't get hung up on the small things.

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