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Letters: Horror of development at Highcliffe's Jesmond Avenue

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SIR – I note with horror that yet another planning application is upon us for the woodland at Jesmond Avenue in Highcliffe (A&T, 22 April).

Nothing has been done to comply with the the fact that the site is a designated green corridor which is retained for wildlife as required in Christchurch and East Dorset Core strategy saved policy ENV 15 which protects the River Bure which is within the site.

The site also form part of the Dorset Ecological Network which must be respected

Designs for Jesmond Avenue
Designs for Jesmond Avenue

The plans are to cut down 245 trees at a time when we are all urged to protect trees and plant thousands of new ones adds to an outright attack on the local natural environment.

This application must be resisted.

Peter Fenning,


SIR – The proposed loss of woodland has long been opposed in Highcliffe by most right-thinking residents.

We also have very little of our once famous New Forest left free from total urbanisation and gridlock.

Isn't it a case simply of listening to what the people have to say who live here and who don't want more of the same thing?

Reg Stones,
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