Letters: Steve Mackinder, April 7, 2017

File photo dated 28/2/12 of a builder working on a new house. New figures show that the number of house building starts in England has risen by almost one-third since the same time last year.
File photo dated 28/2/12 of a builder working on a new house. New figures show that the number of house building starts in England has risen by almost one-third since the same time last year.

So, a planning inspector has deemed another 300 homes crammed into the agricultural green belt that divided Denver from Downham will not harm our visual amenity, highway safety or neighbourhood amenity.

Thank God for experts. I was worried that their greedy plans would tip the balance and another 300 plus families imported into this market town would overwhelm us. I guess the schools and doctors surgeries are already gearing up with extra classrooms and medics and no doubt the failing High School will be rubbing their hands together at the thought of all that new blood.

Are these planners really on the same page as normal people? Where are all these people going to work?Not in Downham or Denver. They’ll build a sleepy little labyrinth of rat-run corridors with every Tarmacked pavement doubling as a car park and install some token “green spaces” for the standard issue climbing frames and dog walking area and it will look like every other computer-generated design churned out by the companies who knock up these developments. Maybe I’m in a minority, but I believe our schools are choc-a-bloc, the town heaving with traffic but these numpties think it’s all going to be hunky-dory. They look but they don’t see what damage they’re doing and I don’t think they care either.

Shame on you Lynn planners.

Steve Mackinder

Sluice Road, Denver