The windows of the long-empty shop near the top of Camberley’s High Street have now been boarded up. For how long, we wonder…..
As we reported a couple of weeks or so ago, a planning application has been submitted to turn the upper floors of this building into flats, so the boarding-up isn’t likely to be a step on the way to demolition and regeneration.
The borough council wrote recently about regeneration: “Whilst negotiations are continuing, the Council are not able to advise on timescales at this time. ” We appreciate that the council has a difficult course to steer – we just wish we had more confidence in the helmsman. It’s about time the council formally announced that earlier unrealistic plans (we recall describing them as ‘courageous’ years ago) for the London Road Block have been abandoned and a more-credible scheme adopted.
Of course, if the council has completely lost control of the situation, it will be too embarrassed to say anything openly. Perhaps this is the case?