With a threat of a 29 storey block of flats and the felling of 81 mature lime trees and a reduced Town Square the Councillors must be living in a parallel universe! Save Our Square campaign already have various designs for improving the Town Centre and they start by not felling 81 trees and not building skyscrapers in a largely Victorian 2 storey area.
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If Capital & Regional's finance director decides to go ahead with their awful scheme this area will be a building site for over 5 years so what is the point of squandering public money on tarting up this area? The Wood Street Plaza had a hugely expensive face lift which lasted about 2 years before it was all dug up and will remain a building site for many years. Is there no joined up thinking in the Town Hall these days?