The architects Angus Meek held a drop-in evening at the Picture House East on 9th November to go over their new ideas for the Garaways Garden Centre on Chantry Road. I went along in my capacity as St Johns Residents Association Planning Chair.
The architects are really listening to locals and they and the owners must be commended for a very open and friendly dialogue. The residents in Chantry and Whatley Roads are teaming up in a demonstration of community spirit to get the best from the site. I
think we are very close to an acceptable solution it just remains to be seen whether the council think they know better than the residents what should be built in our neighbourhood.