Planners were thinking ahead

PUBLISHED: 11:44 13 April 2006 | UPDATED: 10:01 06 May 2010

It is with anger and dismay I am following the fight of the Highfield and Campfield residents to save their homes. My family lived for nine years in Campfield Way in the 1960s, although we did not know the history of the bungalows, we were assured by the

It is with anger and dismay I am following the fight of the Highfield and Campfield residents to save their homes.

My family lived for nine years in Campfield Way in the 1960s, although we did not know the history of the bungalows, we were assured by the council these were permanent dwellings. My feelings then and now were whoever planned these two roads were forward thinking, with the large greens and grass outside our homes, it was perfect for our young children to play with their friends with us keeping an eye on them.

Everyone knew each other, were very neighbourly and there was a real close community spirit amongst us.

Several people later bought their houses, so one can only imagine how they feel, thinking their home was their own and safe. Home is where the heart is, home is where you feel safe and cherished, but for all these people whose precious homes and gardens can be smashed into the ground so lots more modern smaller houses can be built is unthinkably cruel.

It is reported that in other areas, bungalows like these have been successfully bricked around and brought up to date, so why not these?

Finally, I say to North Herts Homes, what if it were your frail parents in their eighties about to lose their home, would your conscience let you sleep at night?

ANNE WOOLHEAD, Avocet, Letchworth GC


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