SIR - I find it hard to believe people are driving around St Albans trying to find Future Gardens. In any case I object to the excessive roadside clutter and large brown directional sign along the A405. Butterfly World is a commercial project under con
SIR - I find it hard to believe people are driving around St Albans trying to find Future Gardens. In any case I object to the excessive roadside clutter and large brown directional sign along the A405.
Butterfly World is a commercial project under construction, even if it will be the largest tourist attraction in 2012 (with inadequate car parking if it is such a success!). In the meantime the developers are using every means possible to generate publicity for their collection of gardens.
If the operators use common sense and give the existing road, Noke Lane, as the address, it could immediately be found on road maps, Google maps or SatNav.
Noke Lane is the correct address because the new private access driveway (Miriam Lane) is off Noke Lane.
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Noke Lane was widened between the A405 and the access driveway as a condition of the planning permission and is not a new road as your editorial (Herts Advertiser, July 9) suggests.
The largest brown sign in St Albans District has been erected on the A405 as you travel north between the longabout at Bricket Wood and the M25 roundabout.
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I consider this Future Gardens sign is totally out of proportion to the tourist attraction value and dwarfs any signage that exists for historic St Albans, the cathedral and Roman ruins.
I also object to the roadside clutter of four A boards along A405 between the M25 and Noke Lane. The gardens are unlikely to be an attraction for an impulsive visit by passers-by with their �12.50 ticket price. I assume these signs are unauthorised and in any case are a mess and should be removed.