I WOULD like to ask our district council and the housing group responsible what they were thinking when they agreed to and accepted the plans for homes being erected at the rear of Byron Close and bordering on to the Whaddons, in Huntingdon. Firstly, the
I WOULD like to ask our district council and the housing group responsible what they were thinking when they agreed to and accepted the plans for homes being erected at the rear of Byron Close and bordering on to the Whaddons, in Huntingdon.
Firstly, the design of these properties does not even begin to blend in with existing houses in the area and, consequently, they look awful and make the area look unsightly.
Second, there now appears to be little or no access road for emergency vehicles should this ever become necessary. Surely not a very wise decision with so many houses now crammed so closely together.
This decision appears to be solely that of the district council who, in their usual bullying manner, rode roughshod over Huntingdon Town Council's initial decision that this piece of ground was totally unsuitable for so many houses.
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The only bit of green area left for children living in this area to play on is situated within the square that compromises Byron Close.
As I understand it, plans may be already in place to cover this small grassed area in trees and plants, making it a more formal area.
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If this is correct, may I also ask our council if they would now like us to keep our children and grandchildren in boxes under our stairs for safekeeping?
This part of Huntingdon, once quite pleasant, is beginning to resemble a concrete jungle. We appear to be re-entering the Victorian era where children were seen but not heard.
On one hand, we are being told that so many of our youngsters are becoming obese, but is it any wonder when they have nowhere to run about and get any worthwhile exercise unless they have parents who are able to pay for gym membership?
CHRISTINE HARTER, Capulet Court, Hartford