Letters: Richard JC English, August 12, 2016

GV of the proposed Poultry Farm Site at Sedgeford, the location is across the fields at the centre of our picture. ANL-160901-175345009
GV of the proposed Poultry Farm Site at Sedgeford, the location is across the fields at the centre of our picture. ANL-160901-175345009

I can’t see too many tourists wandering off the coast road to go to Sedgeford for starters; digester scheme – we don’t appear to want to have two digesters on the outskirts of Lynn despite the fact that they could provide power for the equivalent of 2,000 homes per year.

I would have thought that anything able to supply us with power was essential for our wellbeing; power station fight appears lost – apparently the government has refused all objections from Sutton Bridge against the building of a much-needed power station. It appears to me that people do not understand that, for whatever reasons, the council never issued a five-year housing plan for West Norfolk (although this is currently being contested by West Norfolk Council).

This, in effect, gives builders carte blanche to build almost as many homes they wish wherever they want to and if the borough council objects, the builders trot off to the government to quash the council’s decision.

Given this is the case, what are we to do with all the people moving into these new homes? Where is the energy to come from and where are they to work?

This is only the tip of the iceberg and, with regard to new housing, I too am a NIMBY. We carry on building houses with scant regard to any supporting infrastructure eg roads, doctors’ surgeries, schools, water, power. We really must address these issues as a matter of urgency.

For a start, please make the Hunstanton bypass into a dual carriageway.

Had this been done at the planning stage we would all have been far better off, especially our valued tourists who spend a lot of money here. It’ll never happen now because of the expense.

Richard JC English, Gaywood Road, King’s Lynn