'Re-purposing historic buildings will help to improve perceptions of this part of the city and encourage businesses to locate into the city centre. '
'The truth is there isn't sufficient affordable housing in the city, we don't have enough options available within our council housing stock and we need to maintain the quality of tenants' existing homes.'
'The development will create a high-tech centre of excellence for the UK rail industry.'
Public squares play a key role in our towns and cities as beacons of democracy and regional identity. But is expanding them always the right thing to do?