Letters: Mark Orton, April 29, 2016

GV of the building site of the Hope Centre on the  corner of Bailiff Street and Campbell St. ENGNNL00120110509171422
GV of the building site of the Hope Centre on the corner of Bailiff Street and Campbell St. ENGNNL00120110509171422
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Regarding the Big Eye article about the amount of construction in West Norfolk, the report has some good points which are well made, most especially regarding infrastructure ( schools, doctors etc).

However, I think any of us can only speak as the issue impacts on us personally. I am a sales representative in the food manufacturing industry and have been for 16 years, 14 of them in East Anglia. Evidence of construction is widespread across the region, I see it daily on my travels, and I (being a Christian), I thank god for it. Construction is an extremely reliable barometer for the economy in general terms. Put simply, property companies construct houses because they know they can sell them. Demand and supply. For my purposes, more houses sold or rented out in the conurbations and rural communities where my company’s products are sold, equals more potential customers for those products and by extension, my mortgage continues to be paid and my lifestyle maintained. The same is true for my workmates. Retired people can afford to live on principles, and good luck to them, but I’m afraid for the rest of us, we have to take the breaks life deals us when we can.

Mark R G Orton

Church Road, Wretton