Contents Of Masterplan Are Dispiriting

PUBLISHED: 12:30 27 January 2009 | UPDATED: 10:43 04 May 2010

COUNCILLOR Petts describes my letter of January 15 as dispiriting . May I suggest that it is the proposed contents of the Masterplan that are truly dispiriting? It seems that since the first costly fiasco, which Ms Petts strangely describes as being dera

COUNCILLOR Petts describes my letter of January 15 as "dispiriting". May I suggest that it is the proposed contents of the Masterplan that are truly dispiriting? It seems that since the first costly fiasco, which Ms Petts strangely describes as being derailed by "political skull duggery" (or 'the law', as it is usually known), very few lessons have been learned.

Councillor Petts invites us to "imagine a traffic-free railway crossing", and that is precisely what we will have to do, because it won't get built in the foreseeable future.

What most likely will get built (assuming the recession/depression does eventually lift) is the huge mass of additional housing deemed necessary to support the other grandiose plans. (What exactly is a 'sports village' anyway?) This will leave us with all the extra traffic, pollution and people and very few of the dubious benefits the councillor so rosily describes.

Can we please take this opportunity to come up with something more modest, realistic and sensitive to our city, and the opinions of its people as indicated by the Masterplan's own consultations?

MICHAEL EDWARDS

Littleport

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