Is it conservation?

I NOTE that Huntingdonshire District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council are happy with the plans for the Grand cinema development in Ramsey. As a lifetime citizen of this town, I am not enthusiastic. With a river running under the full length of th

I NOTE that Huntingdonshire District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council are happy with the plans for the Grand cinema development in Ramsey. As a lifetime citizen of this town, I am not enthusiastic.

With a river running under the full length of the Great Whyte and with two parallel roads, the road system is unique, and at times chaotic. As a result of these plans, Ramsey would lose 22 parking spaces it can ill afford, at the same time as introducing a possible 24 extra vehicles into an area where none have previously existed.

The library at present is situated next to the infant school and a very short distance from the juniors. A lifetime interest in reading starts at these ages - is it really a good plan to encourage very young children into this much busier area?

No 29 Great Whyte (the small white cottage) has character, was in existence before the cinema and is in a conservation area, but is to be demolished - what does "conservation" mean, exactly?


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I expressed these views to HDC's head of planning services last November, because I feel strongly about the outcome of these plans. I hope others do too.

Mrs D J DAVISON, Station Road, Ramsey

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