If the borough council is being as they say clear and transparent about their plans to build on Lynnsport Leisure Park why did they announce the planned consultation only two days prior to the event?
Furthermore consultations are supposed to be just that, there was no consulting. People who went have said their minds were already made up, they didn’t listen to us.
We asked why all the sites were not being considered at the same time because currently there is nothing to show the cumulative effect of these sites in terms of flood risk, traffic, pollution etc. There was no answer. We said people were worried about increased flood risks, Marsh Lane residents already pay higher than normal premiums for insurance. We were told the pumping station will help deal with this, we said this is for drain water not surface water, the area floods now, you only have to walk round Lynnsport to see this.
We were told by the developers that there is an excess of green space in Lynn, this is not true.
The borough council has said themselves green space is in short supply in Lynn. We were told they have given us the wildlife area – this was always there, paths have been laid through by volunteers but I doubt that the wildlife will benefit greatly from it. Perhaps they think all the muntjac deer which have been disturbed will head for the wildlife corner and make it their home. It’s too late for the 200 plus fish that were suffocated when the pond was drained. The project manager has said that only a minority of people object to the planned development. Again this is not true; I would suggest he and the councillors for the area door knock around Marsh Lane, the Grange, North Lynn and Wootton Road and talk to the people who have bought and paid for their houses over many years. How about the 1,300 plus people who have signed the petition to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government asking for a Public Inquiry?
This development won’t just affect a minority of people it will affect the majority of people who live in the areas surrounding Lynnsport.
We know that once the work is done we will be proved right but it will be too late.
Sue Bruce. Reffley