Friday, April 02, 2004
Yesterday's meeting with Eaton residents went extremely well. Several concerns were raised about a new housing development in Sunningdale, off the Newmarket Road. Apparently the first estimate was for 24 homes, and now that has grown to 70+ and no access road except a currently quiet suburban cul-de-sac. Looks like planning is going ahead with not much thought to how that number of families are going to be accommodated with the existing infra-structure. Also some families claimed not to have had written notice - despite living opposite the site! Planning is a terminal minefield, but I fear very little strategic thought has been put into this.