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Martin Whelton
Martin Whelton
Cabinet member for regeneration, housing and transport
Good development ● August 12, 2020

For good regeneration you’ve got to look at St Pancras in London. The transformation of that area is phenomenal. I work round that area, in my other job and what has happened there in the last 15 years – the Channel Tunnel rail link, all the tech companies – it’s a vibrant hub of activity.

Look at Stratford in East London. I used to go past Stratford on my way to University in Colchester and would think: “God, what a desolate, urban wasteland; railway works, heavy industries”. Did I see 20 years ago that Stratford would have transformed the way it did? I wouldn’t have thought that would happen. But the Olympic Games meant ...

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