People Want Progress But Not In Their Own Back Yard!

IT S the same old story over and over again and again, people want progress but not in my back yard and that s what the fears about gravel extraction (last week s front page story) amount to. How do people think that houses get built without lorries com

IT'S the same old story over and over again and again, people want progress but 'not in my back yard' and that's what the fears about gravel extraction (last week's front page story) amount to. How do people think that houses get built without lorries coming and going. What about all the council house building in the 1950s and 1960s and how do they think the bypass from Ely to Littleport got built without the need for gravel to be transported. And how will the southern bypass will be built to Stuntney if we can't use local roads to bring gravel? The trouble is that the people who complain live in nice houses in lovely Cambridgeshire villages and they don't care about anyone else. Most of the material comes from Mepal and Earith as there are few places left to extract this type of material, and these lorries will only go through the villages till the heavy work is done. Those who complain should also remember that when we built all the airfields around here in the war time that concrete had to be laid on the runways and people survived then and still will survive. Have a thought for other people.

EDDIE HOLDEN

Ely Road

Little Downham


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