Sunday, March 08, 2009

Joined Up Thinking On Development & Regeneration ; Current Forecast - Patchy

The failure of the Council to specify and give guidance for what will replace the Tented Market (several lacklustre proposals were rejected) contrasts with the longer-term discussions about a snow-dome for North Star.

You'd be forgiven for thinking the railway line marks the dividing line between councils, but alas, the failure to develop the small-fry site that is the Tented Market is brought to you by the same people that seem grown-up enough to talk long term on plans for North Star's leisure facilities.

At least the building at the top of Farnsby Street hasn't been demolished, so can be made of use again. Hopefully the traders who could occupy it again will be selling a wide and interesting range of products. Whether that's food, tools, CDs/tapes/vinyl, mobile phone covers etc. Any chance of a specialist bookshop, or maybe an art gallery?

Swindon Centric Says ; Are the people in charge of economic development, regeneration, leisure, recreation, sustainability and strategic planning unable to concentrate on more than one plan at once? Can you explain their inconsistency?

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