It was a very sad day for Hunstanton and Heacham as planning permission was granted for what will result in a “concrete jungle” that will link the town and village into one. The loss of the lovely sea view and natural meadow as you approach Redgate will be lost for ever.
I fully understand that the only way to have the right to a view is to own the site, but nonetheless a very lamentable decision has been taken that will never be able to be amended once the “concrete jungle” has been built. Another tragedy like the removal of the rail track!
It seems that there are some people, one of them being Mr Newman, are gloating at the fact that Mr Maiden as well as his neighbours will be deprived of his open views, maybe some reduction on the value of his property and a great increase of traffic by his front door.
I can’t even begin to understand how the Highways Department can come to agree to have a new roundabout so close to the one at the Oasis Way? Haven’t they learnt anything from the new one between the QEH and the Hardwick ?
This dreadful decision would be understandable if there weren’t any other alternative sites but there are. The other two available are land bound from all sides so in future there could be other roads built to de-congest the A149, the Hopkins site cannot.
This development will affect all of us regarding the traffic build up it will create on the already very busy A149.