Bad idea...

PUBLISHED: 13:44 24 January 2008 | UPDATED: 17:56 31 May 2010

MORE edge of town shops is a very bad idea, as your front page says, but the limited space for more in the town centre is the Uttlesford District Council s mistake. In spite of comments on the planning application that there should be more shops in the d

MORE edge of town shops is a very bad idea, as your front page says, but the limited space for more in the town centre is the Uttlesford District Council's mistake.

In spite of comments on the planning application that there should be more shops in the development now happening behind the High Street their Development Control Committee gave in to the developers, allowing 71 more houses and flats and only four new shops.

Any need for houses could be met at the edge of town, but the centre should have been kept for shops.

I think to correct this, the district council should buy some of these houses and give themselves permission to change them into enough shops with parking that none will be needed out of town.

Dave Lowe

Counting House Lane

Great Dunmow

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