Citizens Association stil sits on fence
By N Cutting | Sunday, July 03, 2011, 10:16
Local residents have/are recieving a missive from the BCA regarding the possible building of a new village to the south of the towm.
Amongst the points to consider are:
- Against building on Green Belt - in principle.
- Circular bus route to reduce traffic impact
- Retention and enhancement of the natural environment.
- State of the art energy efficient buildings.
- Low carbon initatives
- Large development much more benefit to the town than 'piecemeal develipment as at present.
- Lots of 'may provide' and Utimately'
- 'In principle' is not good enough, we do not have enough open space within the town according to government standards.
- Who will fund this mythical bus route and for how long?
- Contradiction in terms, you cannot build on land and yet still retain it as 'open space/agricultural/leisure' in my book.
- Required by proposed new building standards, so no surprise there.
- Interesting get out phrase.
- To change the charticar of our town into another Hemel/Aylesbury/Luton/high Wycombe/Watford maybe but is that what we want?
- As with most of these proposals, the devil is in the detail and once the outline principle is agreed, you have lost the argument without bottomless pockets and money speaks louder than a few grumpy residents.
I suppose someone in the town must think the proposal is a good idea, so if you do not/will not have a financial interest in the project it would be interesting to hear the other side of the argument.
I will add the rider to the above inasmuch as I actually live near the top of Swing Gate Lane, the new double yellow lines are totally ingnored by parents of the 'disabled' children who go to the current nearby schools and actually like living near the edge of the town within spitting distance of 32 Beech Drive where I started out a couple of years ago. Even my neighbours started life just 200 yards down the hill, so I suppose I do have an interest!