by Natalie Bennett
Excellent news that the Strand Union Workhouse might get a reprieve. London needs to preserve its history, and the residents of central London need to be reassured that their very presence and history is understood and accepted as an integral part of the area’s future.
This is home, and community to a great many, and should not be regarded as simply new ground for chain store retailers, expansionar institutions and expensive pied-a-terres.
Sensitively developed into affordable (preferably council) housing, the sad early history of the site could be both acknowledged and transcended.