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Posted by Mr Apron
Tuesday, May 17, 2005

A quaint reaction

Perhaps it is the action of narrow minded developers which serves to generate these dormitory communter-villes. Not everyone has asked for what this town is becoming. It is an expression of ignorance and self-obsession to suggest that not wanting to overdevelop is somehow living in the past. Are we to look forward to the whole of the Upper Calder Valley becoming some kind of glorified Travel Lodge.

I was born and raised in Kent, and over a very short space of time, I saw whole areas of countryside, hop farms, woodland and orchards disappear; to be replaced by one of Mr. Sainsburys quaint little corner shops with parking for four hundred cars or more, or a Halfords, or a this or a that, and housing by the score. It has destroyed so many communities.