Cost of vision

PUBLISHED: 12:04 15 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:33 06 May 2010

SIR – Did you miss the St Albans City Vision exhibition in the Maltings? As with Westminster Lodge, only two options are offered to the public but here with a heart-attack inducing cost which I professionally estimate at roughly £250m. It s deeply worryin

SIR - Did you miss the St Albans City Vision exhibition in the Maltings? As with Westminster Lodge, only two options are offered to the public but here with a heart-attack inducing cost which I professionally estimate at roughly £250m.

It's deeply worrying as council taxes will be needed to build some of it, not least because the council is already selling off housing to pay for their new, needlessly expensive, Westminster Lodge.

Option 1, seeks to move the Civic Offices just circa 50 metres onto the Bricket Road car park site, build department store on the old Civic Offices site, turn half of St Peters Street over to coaches, double the size of the Arena, build a supermarket on the multistorey car park but not much on how buses or cars are to get about or where all the new shoppers are to come from.

Option 2 is similar, but moves the blocks around and sends the Civic offices off to Hatfield Road.

Best of luck, start saving.

MIKE WAKELY

Opposition District Councillor

Oakfield Road, Harpenden

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