Protect site for mankind

PUBLISHED: 13:25 28 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:44 10 June 2010

I would like to commend the Budleigh Journal for printing, on last week s front page, the architect s impressions of the proposed Longboat Cafe.

I would like to commend the Budleigh Journal for printing, on last week's front page, the architect's impressions of the proposed Longboat Cafe.

These images demonstrate convincingly that the two-storey development would be over-dominant and unsympathetic, greatly diminishing the unspoilt and timeless beauty of this unique coastal scenery and the character of Budleigh Salterton.

By contrast, the existing Longboat Cafe lifts my spirits whenever I see it. With its simple, unobtrusive, one-storey design and bright paintwork, plus its informal outdoor seating, it gives me a feeling of well being.... at being outside, breathing fresh air, being by the sea and being part of this magical and peaceful setting. I like to visit the cafe on my own or to meet friends for a meal or a drink.

East Devon District councillors have ample legislation at their fingertips to refuse this detrimental development.

They also have a duty to protect this part of the World Heritage Site for the benefit of mankind.

Mrs Charlie Sanderson,

Blue Ridge,

Otterton.

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