The proposed new Rochester Railway Station
You have 10 days to comment and or object/agree to the proposed new Rochester Railway station here are the comments which I have submitted -
The station design is unambitious and dull - looking more like a McDonalds than the gateway to a beautiful city(sic).
This is an opportunity to build something of architectural merit that could become a destination in itself, perhaps a mini St Pancras! A beautiful gem to grace a beautiful city (sic).
The tunnel to the proposed car park on Rochester Riverside is an outrage - nobody is going to use what will become a urine-soaked, litter strewn, mugging ground! Think again this is ludicrous!
There is no seating within the station building. Waiting for a train at Rochester will be akin to waiting for a bus at Chatham's "Dynamic" bus station - passengers will be exposed to the elements all year round - this station could become another architectural disaster like the pathetic bus station.
Why not have a competition to design a wonderful station instead of your "lowest common denominator" solution - dream a little!
You can view the drawings on Medway Borough Council's planning pages. You can also leave your comments online here. The Planning Application reference is MC/13/0971.