Highly-valued site - not an eyesore
AS a long-term resident of Copperfields , I wish to express my gratitude to the three wise Royston town councillors who voted recently against the proposed development of the triangular wooded site which forms an introduction to the cul de sac. However ,
AS a long-term resident of Copperfields , I wish to express my gratitude to the three wise Royston town councillors who voted recently against the proposed development of the triangular wooded site which forms an introduction to the cul de sac.
However , having never previously written to The Crow, I wish to utterly refute the reported comments of Councillors Rod Kennedy and Craig Doel.
Far from being "derelict" or an "eyesore", the site is a much valued green area for local people, as exemplified by those who have formally objected (at least eight so far.
The allegation that the site is used for "the dumping of rubbish" is wholly erroneous.
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Recent inspection of the area showed a few items which appeared to be builder's debris from original construction at the site many years ago.
Councillor Lyn Berry is absolutely right to say that the owner should be told to maintain the site rather than build in a wholly unsuitable manner for such a valued area.
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This is truly a case of "physician heal thyself".
This highly-valued site truly is an amenity area as the three councillors said, forming an important green space within the hinterland of the Therfield Heath area of town.
Far from this approach being a "nimbyist" attitude , such areas deserve maintenance and protection if Royston is not to be submerged by development in the way of some less fortunate Hertfordshire towns.