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Letter: Tyting Farm – This Council Cannot Win

Published on: 2 Sep, 2018
Updated on: 2 Sep, 2018

David Smith

In response to: GBC Accused of Reneging on Tyting Farm Agreement with Residents

I am quite astounded that any resident in White Lane (where houses have been allowed to extend significantly and often in poor taste) has the cheek to object to redevelopment of the Tyting Farm site.

Any additional traffic will not even pass through White Lane.

The farm buildings as they stand, are unattractive and have no architectural merit. I would support a sympathetic new build scheme, one or two extra units is going to have a negligible impact unlike the new Queen Anne style monsters dominating the valley below White Lane.

Also, more money for the site means a better outcome for the taxpayer – this council cannot win. Criticised for wasting taxpayer’s money then when they try and make money they get criticised again.

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Responses to Letter: Tyting Farm – This Council Cannot Win

  1. John Perkins Reply

    September 3, 2018 at 8:17 am

    What about keeping promises and sticking to agreements made?

    Tyting Farm is a few metres outside the 400m-5km TBHSPA zone of influence, although still within the 5-7km zone. As such, a small development (less than 50 homes) would not be required to pay SANG/SAMM tariffs. A small bonus, perhaps, for those wealthy enough to buy a house in one of the most beautiful green belt locations in the country, but not one available to most people.

    GBC should not be able to gain from their neglect of the existing buildings. It might encourage those who use that method to destroy listed buildings standing in the way of extra profit.

  2. Dave Middleton Reply

    September 5, 2018 at 9:12 am

    If the objectors to the development are genuinely concerned about the impact it may have on the local environment, perhaps they might be happier if the site was developed as a much needed Transit Site for the Traveller Community? After all, a few caravans passing through every few weeks must surely have less of an impact on the local environment?

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