Save Borough, or: Money vs. local community, who’s side are you on
In the right hand corner:
In 1987 British Rail proposed building a new concrete and steel rail viaduct through the historic Borough High Street Conservation Area – the scheme required demolition and part demolition of 20 listed buildings, the Green Dragon court, and part of the market roof. Assisted by a legal team of seven including three barristers, plus thirteen specialist witnesses
In the left hand corner:
Local community groups – Cathedral Area Residents Association (CARA) and Bankside Residents Forum (BRF) opposing the Thameslink 2000 upgrade through the Borough Market area. Assisted by a lawyer and a barrister, a transport expert, an historian (all working pro bono) and 10,000 petition signatories.
The Government (Department of Transport and the Department for Communities and Local Government) has given permission and legal powers to Network Rail for this massively destructive project to build an additional viaduct through the Borough Market area.