Bishopsgate Goodsyard has been coaxed along by City Hall

Lucinda Rogers_Lucy Rogers

Shoreditch does not need a giant City outpost with no connection to its neighbours, writes Lucinda Rogers

A better design for the Goodsyard would first address the point made by local people in every consultation: any development must integrate the well-known character and needs of the varied neighbourhoods that surround it.

We are not part of the City of London, so a giant City zone that has no relationship to its neighbours, to be shut off at night, will not succeed in urban planning or commercial terms.

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