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Becks Protest songs - destroying rural areas? (62* d) RE: Protest songs - destroying rural areas? 04 Feb 09

"Whether you realise it or not, you are saying 'anywhere but not near me'."

There is several sites that are suitable for this development and they are near to me within 3 miles that I will encouter most days. These sites do not destroy Green Field areas. Some are even areas that have been deveoped and left abandoned and are no more than an eye sore. With the correct development the area could be restored and people would be thankful, and they would be again a pleasant place to live as well as much more practical for the proposed plan.

"I'm not sure you want more townies coming to your area buying up the houses that should be going to local young people! ;)"

I am myself a 'towny', but I respect the area in which I have moved and embraced village life. You cannot live in a town and not expect development, I agree that development can get out of hand and there is a balance. But people choose to live in rural areas because they are rural, I am not expecting there to be no development, but development that is sympathetic the area. We are talking about building a modern village bigger than the ones in our areas.
I am aware that we are living longer and more housing is required, but there are several care homes within our village market towns and new ones being built currently not in a hidious tower block type way.
I do not disagree with devlopments within villages as long as it is sympathetic with the existing village. There was a recent devopment out the back of my house - yes my back yard. I see it everyday. Several modern large houses, with gardens like stamps. Supposedly affordable housing but still waiting for someone to be able to afford one that doesnt own seriously flash cars and isnt a solicitor. I had no objections as it followed the line of the village and they were built to fit in.

What happens when this private retirement village cant sell there houses because they are too expensive? We will then have a housing estate that will slowly over time merge and our villages will be lost forever.

If you really are that interested in the issues of our little rural village the planning application in available to view, send me a private meassage and I will point you in the right direction.

Maybe if a debate wants to be started on the opinions of whether this develpment is right of wrong it should be done in the BS section?

So... thank you everyone for your song suggestions! All have been noted. Some great songs too, that I would never have come across.

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