IT WAS good to read that the plan to turn the Blockbuster premises in Portswood Road, Southampton, into a five-storey student flat monstrosity is not going to occur.

Portswood has a fine community shopping thoroughfare and the last thing it needs is a large monstrosity of a dull design, because we all know that an artist’s impression is rarely as it turns out to be.

More flats mean more cars and more overflowing rubbish bins.

Portswood and Swaythling surely has enough student accommodation already?

Some will say it doesn’t affect me residing elsewhere but we are all entitled to an opinion.

Jeff Davis

Chandler’s Ford