Letters: Angela Gallivan, March 22, 2016

Residents upset that work has started on clearing land that might be used for new housing.
left to right Joy Franklin, Angela Gallivan, Russell Gallivan, Amanda Boon, Lynne Fisher and David Franklin ANL-150503-083800009
Residents upset that work has started on clearing land that might be used for new housing. left to right Joy Franklin, Angela Gallivan, Russell Gallivan, Amanda Boon, Lynne Fisher and David Franklin ANL-150503-083800009
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I am writing this letter in sheer frustration over the debacle of developing Lynnsport Leisure Park.

It is quite clear that this Conservative council hasn’t any intention of backing down in developing this open, free, green space and to make matters worse, positively go out of their way to make objecting through official lines of communication impossible. Late documents added to the already hopelessly temperamental planning portal puts many people off objecting and giving two days notice on a consultation at the Pelican Club of developing Greenpark Avenue.

We have to face facts that hundreds of thousands of pounds have already been wasted implementing their plan which was rejected by the public at the first consultation. What infuriates me that should this development been submitted as one whole project, it wouldn’t have been given permission by the various bodies of inspection. Loss of open green space, wildlife desecration, not to mention building on a level 3 flood zone. So after all their consultations and all the backlash from unhappy constituents they still think they have the mandate to go ahead.

What is really going on here, you have to wonder. Is it to make parking available for the nearby college, or improved facilities for a few that can afford them? We have already heard the Portfolio holder has a conflict of interest. With so many developments going on around Lynn, 4,000 at least, should they be building on a park that will be vital to everyone’s health?

These are greenfields not brownfield sites, and the level of destruction is heartbreaking, please go and take a look for yourselves. The pond has been filled in in which many fish suffocated and died in the process and now the water vole are being turfed out of their homes to make way for the new road. These creatures are the fastest declining mammal in our countryside today, shouldn’t we therefore be trying to protect them.

Mrs A Gallivan, Wootton Road, Gaywood