#City & Town Planning
John Reid, Greenwich Hospital
United Kingdom

January 28, 2006

The charity Greenwich Hospital plans to demolish the 150 year-old market in Greenwich town centre along with 30 surrounding shops, to make way for re-development into a large block of flats or retail outlet.

Not only will this strip Greenwich (a World Heritage Site) of one of it's most loved attractions, it will damage tourism, and lead to the loss of 130 market stalls and 30 surrounding businesses.

The charity has already begun the process of clearing the way for development by means of dramatic rent rises for leaseholders. It has also applied pressure on leaseholders to sign contracts outside the Landlords and Tenants Act, and stipulated early break clauses.

The Market is hugely popular with locals and tourists; its demolition would rip the heart out of the centre of Greenwich. The plans should be dropped and the current Market, a treasure in today's increasingly prevalent 'clone towns', be supported.

Dear Mr Reid,

As sole trustee of the charity Greenwich Hospital, we the undersigned strongly urge you to abandon plans to redevelop the Greenwich Market site, owned by your charity.

Sincerely, The Undersigned

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