Housing worries

PUBLISHED: 10:28 02 December 2011

I understood, together with a lot of other people, that the development of the Maer Valley had been quashed.

Then, hey ho, on the Clinton Devon Estates website, the organisation proposes to build 350 affordable houses in the Maer Valley - it already has a name “Plumb Park”.

Surely, Clinton Devon Estates has enough land elsewhere they can build on; why encroach on Littleham, which is a natural, beautiful area with lots of beautiful wildlife.

Littleham/Littleham Village already has enough traffic going through it - without more housing causing more havoc!

Sandy Bay, for three-quarters of the year, has a horrendous amount of traffic passing through, with holidaymakers, delivery lorries, and new caravans and old being moved in and out.

The roads of Littleham are not suitable for any more traffic.

There have been several accidents with children involved due to the high volume of traffic - we don’t need any more development in the area.

I have lived in Littleham all of my life (over 50 years). It is a village community, with its church, school and village hall. It is very pretty and does not need land developers making huge profits out of greenbelt land. What about the farmers?

Why not demolish some of the empty, derelict houses around and build on those and their land - far better than building on fields.

If anyone objects to this, can I urge them to contact their local councillor and put their objections in writing.

A concerned Littleham resident

(via email).

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