Knock it down and start again!

SIR - I have to say I can t believe what s being done to Westward Ho! The town is a complete mess, a hotch-potch of buildings that should never have been constructed and great old buildings in an all too often run down state. Approval of yet another mod

SIR - I have to say I can't believe what's being done to Westward Ho! The town is a complete mess, a hotch-potch of buildings that should never have been constructed and great old buildings in an all too often run down state. Approval of yet another modern monstrous carbunckle would be a tragegy. The place has already been ruined enough in my opinion by the appalling flat construction on the sea front and those open plan "wave'" design premises. And no they are NOT luxury appartments, they ARE flats!What needs to happen at Westward Ho! is a complete freeze on all further developments, then the council needs to take control of the situation there and re-plan the entire town, conserving the old buildings and ensuring any new ones actually fit the location. Personally I'd demolish the flats on the sea front. They're awful and do nothing for the area. Let me guess most of them are second homes for people? As a location, it sometimes feels like a dumping ground for people on low incomes.There are some buildings there that truly do need either pulling down or doing up.That's my opinion, anyway. As far as I'm concerned, Westward Ho! could be a great and beautiful town, but has been ruined by bad planning decisions and dreadful developments..David Richard, Bideford.


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