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Letter: The young and low-paid have no future in the New Forest



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SIR – Allowing development of Lymington’s redundant police station site for retirement flats (A&T, 15th October) reflects New Forest District Council’s continuous principle of decisions and approval based purely upon short-term financial benefits.

This policy means we must live with grotesque waterside developments and retirement and care homes built near schools and local transport to Brockenhurst College.

Lymington police station
Lymington police station

There is no consideration for the needs of young people working in the area or convenient school travel for their children.

An artist's impression of the flats proposed for Lymington police station
An artist's impression of the flats proposed for Lymington police station

When you evaluate the consistent support of developers building high-price homes on greenbelt sites and lucrative leasehold retirement flats in the town, together with the second and holiday-home buyers, it is clear that the young and low-paid don’t have much future in the New Forest.

So much for levelling up.

Mike Browning,
Lymington



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