LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Plans for the market look like something one sees on Spain’s Costal del Sol

PUBLISHED: 11:54 30 March 2015 | UPDATED: 11:54 30 March 2015

Ely Market Place re-development. Ely practice Gary Johns Architects and local property company Rannerlow Limited

Ely Market Place re-development. Ely practice Gary Johns Architects and local property company Rannerlow Limited

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Your pictures of the proposed plans for our market square fill me with dread, both for the appearance and the proposed use. Our planners really are not improving at all.

The buildings look so much like the worst developments one sees on Spain’s Costa del Sol.

The intended use is just plain crazy; 21 luxury flats, means 21 extra cars and any plans for those?

Far better and more user friendly would be to have 21 flats for the more elderly, none of whom commute, so do not need cars or parking places. But they would like to be in the city centre.

When will someone grasp the reality that our market square needs sympathetic treatment to make it a pleasant place for residents and visitors?

No I am not disappointed, this is just our council/planners/developers performing as ever with no other thought than to generate maximum profit.

FRANK LIDSELL

St Johns Road

Ely


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