Planning rules must protect green spaces
IN REFERENCE to David Cameron's plans to relax rules on rear extensions and conservatories being built without planning permission and plans to make it harder for residents to hold up appeals and development.
What about people who have bought their properties? Any extension could block out their panoramic views, alas take the light from their rooms. This would result in lowering the value of their property if they wanted to sell.
Also councils are to be allowed more buildings on Green Belt land.
That is just wanton destruction of our countryside stretching from Somerset to Cornwall, a pleasure to look and visit for young and old.
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I for one wouldn't like to see housing estates springing up wherever developers wanted to build.
I am sure that a lot of people would agree.
So I sincerely hope that Plymouth City Council will vote against that idea.
Furthermore, what of the plans for the north of the city next to Derriford Hospital? A supermarket, houses, shops and a restaurant are totally wrong for that area, especially now we have a trauma unit based at the hospital.
Think of the noise and traffic it will create if this goes ahead.
It would be more sensible to build a convalescent home, or children's hospice since the nearest one is in Cornwall, if there was enough room for a nursing home with the grounds landscaped for people to enjoy.
So I sincerely hope these plans don't go ahead.
If they want to build more houses and supermarkets look at all the large empty factories and grounds going to waste. There are enough shops empty already in Plymouth.
Also there is a supermarket at Woolwell which is not far from Derriford. The volume of traffic going down Forder Valley Road will disturb a lot of the wildlife situated at a local nature reserve which is not far away.
JOAN KITCHING (MRS)