Mixed objectives for Common

PUBLISHED: 10:06 09 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:11 06 May 2010

SIR – Lonely and unloved, I was disturbed to read that the Tennis court area of Norton Common in Letchworth may be developed and floodlit only shortly after the common was designated as a wildlife area. It would appear that there are mixed objectives for

SIR - Lonely and unloved, I was disturbed to read that the Tennis court area of Norton Common in Letchworth may be developed and floodlit only shortly after the common was designated as a wildlife area.

It would appear that there are mixed objectives for Norton Common that are incompatible - no wildlife would be happy with a floodlit, noisy area in the middle of their habitat. If the proposers want a space that's convenient and unused for 364 days a year (Fun day being the exception) then why not develop Broadway Gardens as a recreation venue. The large paved area would provide an ideal location that will not be a threat to wildlife or residents. Not least the Broadway Gardens may come to life and not sit lonely, unused and unloved at the heart of Letchworth.

BRIAN MORGAN

Ridge Road

Letchworth

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