The original Dickens Yard scheme of lower rise buildings, shops and public squares was proportionate, credible and useful.

This expanded new over-population scheme, pushed through by the council, has none of these attributes.

It is of no benefit to the community - not a single new amenity (swimming pool, art gallery, concert hall, urban sports facility) - is to be created. What we get is a dormitory for thousands of potential Crossrail commuters.

The council earns revenue 'fair enough' - but where's the trade-off for us residents?

We was robbed all right.


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