PUBLISHED: 11:17 21 January 2010 | UPDATED: 14:50 06 May 2010
SIR – Dr Robert Wareing s letter of December 23, Monsters Circle… eloquently describes the threat to residents of St Albans as a result of the proposed development of Windridge Farm with up to 1,200 houses. I am sure there are other developers rubbing t
SIR - Dr Robert Wareing's letter of December 23, "Monsters Circle..." eloquently describes the threat to residents of St Albans as a result of the proposed development of Windridge Farm with up to 1,200 houses.
I am sure there are other developers rubbing their hands with glee that St Albans District Council (SADC) supports the Government proposal, including the owners of the land bank adjacent to Mayne Avenue/Parkland Drive and the old St Albans school playing field.
The erosion of the existing Green Belt boundary will represent the thin end of the wedge for residents.
St Albans is a beautiful city, a place of historic interest, visited by many tourists each year who come to enjoy the parks and open spaces, as well as discover its history. It does not have the infrastructure to support an additional 1,200 houses and potentially 4,000 additional residents.
If you want to see the impact of this scale of residential development go and visit the concrete jungles known as Lower Earley, Reading or Bradley Stoke, Bristol.
There were more than 300 objections when St Albans District Council (SADC) "consulted" residents in relation to an earlier version of what is obstensively the same proposal in 2007 - easily the greatest number of objections of the four separate options considered at that time - some of which attracted more public support than objection. Why have SADC gone against the result of that consultation? Call me a cynic but it's nothing to do with them getting a western orbital road at someone else's expense is it?
So just in case Cllr Robert Donald , the leader of SADC has mislaid his post, on behalf of all like-minded residents of St Albans, here is a reminder - WE DON'T WANT IT!
Flavian Close, St Albans