Can anyone expain why the Hackbridge Hub, which was proposed to be a "public square surrounded by shops, reataurants ands cafes" has turned into a supermarket and 200+ space car park ?
The restaurant and cafe idea seemed ideal, oppsoite the station, people on their way home from work / on the way out for a night out stopping for a bite to eat and drink and meeting friends would surely be better than a supermarket.
The only place to eat/go out in the evenings in Hackbridge is the Asia Tandoori or the Red Lion (which although very nice is not much of a choice !) what about an italian cafe, tapas/wine bar, somewhere to sit outside on a summers evening and watch the workd go by - anything but a supermarket !!
Why do we need a nother supermarket ? There is sainsburys, and 4 conveience stores at hackbridge, a co-op and sainsburys in Carshalton high street, sainsbury, tesco & lidl in wallington all just a short bus ride away