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Letter: Developer Churchill got their own way over Lymington’s former police station site

So Churchill got their own way in the end over the old police station (A&T 15th Sep).

They continued to offer the same argument that very few residents in Lymington believe: “support local jobs”; how many staff does a development like this need? “Boost the High Street”; hang on, weren’t these residents coming from the local community to “free up housing for young people”? In that case, they are already using the High Street. Sorry Churchill, you can’t have it both ways.

Demolition of the former Lymington police station
Demolition of the former Lymington police station

You only have to look at another Churchill development, Knight Lodge on North Close to prove residents were right. Churchill’s promotion says “Hurry! Knights Lodge is now 75% sold!”. I would prefer to say there are 25% of the flats empty. The complex was built four years ago, so there is clearly no rush! Perhaps it is the price tag of £400,000 for a one-bedroom flat and very high service charges.

And Stanford Hill hasn’t even been completed yet!

Jerry Weber


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