We're now living with an eyesore

PUBLISHED: 12:21 19 April 2007 | UPDATED: 15:05 12 May 2010

I HAVE left it two weeks since my last letter to The Crow awaiting for Councillor Richard Thake to forward to your letter page a copy of the notification that was sent to a handful of residents regarding proposals for JM s new building. Alas he appears n

I HAVE left it two weeks since my last letter to The Crow awaiting for Councillor Richard Thake to forward to your letter page a copy of the notification that was sent to a handful of residents regarding proposals for JM's new building.

Alas he appears not to have been forthcoming.

I have managed, however, to obtain a copy, and the letter does not imply such a large building would replace such a small one.

At least one resident did view the plans, but was not made aware of the final size of the completed building.

Also on the plans there were no rear-facing windows. This was added and approved by the planning committee afterwards.

What is the point of having planning committees if they allow such intrusive buildings, both in size and having windows overlooking residential houses.

I would have thought prior to this event that planning committees were there to oversee such plans and protect residents from such building construction.

From my point of view, living in Orchard Way, it is now an eyesore when approaching my home, and I feel it has devalued the property, but for the people backing on to the building it is a life-changing event.

It dwarfs their houses, has blocked out much of the natural light, and eliminated any privacy at the rear of their homes

How a planning committee allows such events is beyond words and totally unacceptable.

But what can I and other residents do? If anyone reading your letters page has any constructive advice, I and the other residents would appreciate their help.

ROBERT STACY

Orchard Way

Royston

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