The National Trust Asked The Wrong Questions On Wicken Vision

PUBLISHED: 12:24 19 August 2008 | UPDATED: 10:29 04 May 2010

I SEE that the National Trust has produced results of its latest consultation on its so-called Wicken Vision . Their people claim that eight out of 10 people support the scheme. A claim I do not accept. I know for a fact that at least 20,000 survey f

I SEE that the National Trust has produced results of its latest 'consultation' on its so-called 'Wicken Vision'.

Their people claim that eight out of 10 people support the scheme. A claim I do not accept.

I know for a fact that at least 20,000 survey forms were produced. 550 people are said to have responded and 70% of the respondents think that the Vision is an excellent idea.' That is not eight out of 10: it is 1.92% of 20,000!

And, in any case, their silly and costly 'consultation' asked the wrong questions. It should have sought opinions on:

1. Do you approve of 15,000 acres of fine Fen land being taken out of food production?

2. Do you approve of £20 millions being wasted on a bridge of reeds over the A14?

3. Do you think that thousands more visitors to these Fens will be beneficial to the local villages and to the existing abundant wildlife?

The National Trust people don't 'consult' and they only 'hear' what they want to hear!

GEOFFREY WOOLLARD.

Chapel Farm

River Bank

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