Letters: Sue Bruce, November 20, 2015

Public meeting to discuss opposition to Lynnsport/Marsh Lane housing scheme.''Sue Bruce ANL-150102-141142009
Public meeting to discuss opposition to Lynnsport/Marsh Lane housing scheme.''Sue Bruce ANL-150102-141142009
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I refer to the article in the Lynn News on November 6 titled ‘shocking new obesity figures are revealed’ which stated that North Lynn was the seventh worst area in the country in terms of obesity in children.

Add to this statistics that show that North Lynn residents have a shorter life expectancy, poorer health, lower incomes, many without transport and less access to gardens and green space than the national average. This further supports the objections to building on Lynnsport Leisure Park which is in very close proximity to North Lynn and is used by its residents both young and old for free play and leisure.

It further raises concerns about the planned road that will run through North Lynn increasing pollution and risks of accidents to pedestrians and cyclists. It’s in the hands of our borough councillors to decide what is important when they vote for this development.

Is it the health and well-being of our residents, particularly our children, or building houses for a quick profit? Build houses by all means but use the nearby brownfield sites.

Don’t build on a valuable and popular park that could be used to help improve the health and well-being of residents and help to turn these truly shocking figures around.

Sue Bruce

Secretary of Lynnsports Area Residents’ Association