Center Parcs no was a mistake

PUBLISHED: 12:08 20 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:31 06 May 2010

I feel I must write to add my views to the ridiculous decision not to allow Center Parcs into Bedfordshire. Having visited Center Parcs several times we can only praise them for being environmentally friendly and offering families the chance to have a hol

I feel I must write to add my views to the ridiculous decision not to allow Center Parcs into Bedfordshire.

Having visited Center Parcs several times we can only praise them for being environmentally friendly and offering families the chance to have a holiday in the countryside whilst at the same time offering countless leisure facilities both inside and out.

In fact I believe that the Friends of the Earth were in favour of Center Parcs being allowed to establish themselves in Bedfordshire and in my experience Center Parcs have enhanced the countryside and environment in their existing Villages.

I am asking myself whether the esteemed councillor who cast the deciding vote has ever spent a few days in one of the existing Center Parcs to experience families enjoying the environment and countryside.

It seems a complete travesty that such a major decision, affecting mid Beds with regard to jobs and revenue from tourism should be turned down by one vote. Surely this case should be re-opened and discussed on a much larger scale and I and my family sincerely hope that Center Parcs will not give up.

JANE SIMMONS, Hitchin


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