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Borough does not need this nimbyism
9:33am Tuesday 9th October 2012 in News
I HAD a good laugh at some of the pathetic excuses put forward on the campaign ‘Have your say’ page.
Particularly Mrs P Eades, who claims she would rather drive the 85-mile round trip to Chichester than pay to park in Eastleigh – to which she could probably walk or use public transport anyway!
And then there’s the argument about traffic in Chestnut Avenue increasing.
Yes it would, but the vast majority of traffic already clogging-up this road is not local traffic, but rather those using it as a link to the M27, much of this traffic originating in Baddesley and beyond.
What is needed to solve that problem is a proper motorway link from west of Chandler’s Ford directly to the M27 and M3.
An upgrading of Templars Way and the B3043 Bournemouth Road south, and a link to the motorway system beyond Hut Hill perhaps.
Clearly the area of Eastleigh and Chandler’s Ford needs more housing.
This is in no small respect due to the excellent local government that we have enjoyed for the last few years, making the area a desirable place in which to live and work, with relatively low council tax, relatively low unemployment, good public transport and a vibrant town centre.
What Eastleigh doesn’t need is nimbyism fuelled by the sour-grapes of the struggling, losing, political parties.
TONY GOMM, Eastleigh.
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