I’ve come back from China to see continuing controversy re Bloors and development – at both Melton Hill and Woods Lane.
Now, there are many reasons for anger. The utter arrogance and lack of concern shown in these dealsby both the company and local district councillors. The lack of strategic planning by the flaccid representatives we elect and employ to represent OUR interests. The clear adverse impact on local lives and incomes.
On top of this I am deeply offended by the ridiculous desire some people are showing to try and reframe opposition to these developments into a narrative of country NIMBYs incapable of accepting change and modernity. Trying to dismiss objectors as Luddite bumpkins.
What arrogant ignorant rubbish!
This is a case of rational people objecting to yet more expensive unnecessary housing for rich incomers while modestly paid locals have been priced out of the town they lived in for generations.
To reframe it as anything else is arrogant, offensive and intellectually dishonest !