Demolition part of the plan

Now it emerges that McColl s is part of the Heritage (sic) Foundation s demolition plan and presumably other Station Road shops including Letchworth s first shop – previously Beddoes. It seems odd that wooden glazing bars must be retained, while the built

Now it emerges that McColl's is part of the Heritage (sic) Foundation's demolition plan and presumably other Station Road shops including Letchworth's first shop - previously Beddoes.

It seems odd that wooden glazing bars must be retained, while the built environment is flattened. Naturally this will increase the Foundation's estate, and thereby the rental value; some bonuses involved there?

W Percival Westell, an early Letchworthian, envisaged a town where increasing values would cover the rates. Some hope. We shall not get a proper debate about this until the various politicians emerge from their sleep and lead the town in a proper way.

D P SAVILLE, Eastholm Green, Letchworth Garden City


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