Green belt needs protecting from development
WITH regards to the plans for 870 homes for the North of the city, I am in total agreement with a lot of what the residents of Seaton are saying.
What about the people who have got panoramic views from their properties, they would lose all that. It would put a tremendous lot of pressure on Derriford Hospital, schools and GP surgeries.
Tavistock Road is bad enough with all the traffic going up and down it. There are already quite a few accidents on that road, without any more.
I am not against houses being built, but mostly they are either affordable or to buy. What about all the people on the housing register, waiting to rent a flat or house?
Plymouth City Council have got the right idea when Barratts got the contract to re-generate North Prospect. A percentage of the houses are for renting purposes. Also it has been reported that families could be made homeless when the spending cuts come in.
Don't forget there is a nature reserve on one side of the Forder Valley, even with a bridge built over that road, it could disturb the wildlife habitat.
Finally, for the sake of our children and grandchildren, don't let us lose our green belt land for re-development. My husband and I are very proud of the City of Plymouth.
MRS J KITCHING