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Development in Hunstanton should be stopped




When Henry Styleman le Strange first advertised building sites for sale in 1843 to build the "sea bathing station of St Edmund's in Hunstanton, near Lynn’’, he said that there would be no building to the east of the main road, now the A149.

In 1874, the Glebe School was built on the eastern side, followed later by the White House at the top of Downs Road. Then building on the east side of the main road went mad with the police station in 1952 followed by Smithdon School a year later and the fire station in 1970.

Then came the business park, the Nursery Drive estate and the Campbells Close estate, another estate of 120 properties being built in Old Town Way with another 120 properties in the pipeline for Redgate Hill.

Town sign.. (22206747)
Town sign.. (22206747)

All of this building is being done on the east side of the main road. Now we are being told we could have a monstrosity of a hotel on Southend Road car park, and another 50 properties on the bus station site. New Hunstanton only covers 559 acres; what will happen next? Maybe three tower blocks on the green! All this building should be stopped at once.

Dick Melton,

Butterfield Drive,

Hunstanton


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