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South Wootton planning proposal for 600 new homes – traffic is already dire, Lynn News letters


By Lynn News Reporter


I note reports that our borough council has withdrawn their objections to the proposed 600 new homes at Knights Hill on the grounds of increasing the congestion on the northern bypass.

It seems their ‘risk averse’ legal people have advised that in the event of their objections being overruled at the inquiry, the council might end up with a bill for costs potentially running up to half-a-million quid.

Anyone with half a brain can see that another 600 families will undoubtedly aggravate an already disastrously gridlocked area but obviously the secret planning meeting delegates felt it prudent to meekly acquiesce.

Large Protest Poster in a Field just off the Grimston Road South Wootton, showing traffic at the Sandy Lane junction (7641744)
Large Protest Poster in a Field just off the Grimston Road South Wootton, showing traffic at the Sandy Lane junction (7641744)

It feels like the lunatics are starting to take over the asylum and although we all appreciate West Norfolk Council has a duty to be careful with our money I’d have thought there was a principal at stake here and they have an overriding duty to protect the health and wellbeing of the people who live in that part of the borough and the commercial interests of the businesses struggling with the already dire traffic situation.

Am I the only one who thinks our council should stand their ground and stand up for the locals for once and dig their heels in?

Steve Mackinder

Denver


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