It is not often that I agree with Turnstone so I am happy to support him on the issue of the retirement homes opposite the Spinney. This development would not have been built had the council denied the developers use of the car park for storage and plant.
The council and Civic Society were responsible for the weak opposition to this planning application, with the multi-storey dwellings spoiling the
sea view from the centre of town. Contrast this to the Hopkins development south of Hunstanton which was met with howls of protest from some residents about losing their view of open countryside with dwellings, some of which considered as affordable.
The Civic Society even arranged a public meeting to try to halt the project. As Turnstone writes, we need proper jobs in Hunstanton. The newcomers on the McCarthy & Stone site will provide revenue through council tax, but overburden our already struggling doctors’ surgery. We need young families, and suitable homes, and we need councillors who have the enthusiasm to attract business enterprise.
David Newman, Hunstanton