Well, words like I told you so come to mind!!
With all the shopping available on Purley Way, including a John Lewis home store, who actually wants to return to a rejuvenated Whitgift Centre, called Westland Mall? For what it is its fine as it stands, though is it possible to develop all the yuppy flats without rebuilding the ground and first floors?
First St Georges Walk becomes a tip, now we have the potential for the Whitgift Centre to do the same, we must have some sympathy for the Councilors who want to see something better and to bring the town centre back up to what it once was when Grants, Allders and Kennards once ruled.
Time marches on – but is it an improvement?