Maria Rix (Letters, November 20) accuses me of gloating over the fact that John Maiden, as well as losing his view over open countryside, will possibly find that his house
will be slightly devalued by the Hopkins development.
Ms Rix should realise that while she and I and other contributors to the Letters page are expressing our opinions on local events that may affect us personally, John Maiden is a regular columnist in this newspaper, and I feel that he is using his weekly column to pursue his own interests – the pier, rail track, shopfronts etc
are his ‘stock in trade’ and is something he is very good at, but opposing housing development on his own doorstep should be confined to the Letters page the same as everyone else. He could, of course, get himself re-elected to the council where his views might have some legitimate support.
David Newman, Hunstanton