Letter of the Day: Welborne? It’s paid for by we taxpayers

Welborne development protestors gather at Ferneham Hall'' Picture: Paul Jacobs (142958-14)
Welborne development protestors gather at Ferneham Hall'' Picture: Paul Jacobs (142958-14)
From left, Charlotte Tipping from World Vision HQ, organiser of the lunch Sue Tinney, chef Sam Kemp, Alan Mak MP and Amy Johnson from the World Vision Advocacy Team 

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Your front page article in the Fareham edition about the £2m cost of the Welborne plan came as no surprise to me.

The council has for years been spending huge amounts of money finding ways to force this project through against the wishes of the majority of people in Fareham. And they have done so using our money.

It may not have come from the council’s coffers but it is still public money, paid by us from our taxes.

Hardly anyone wants Welborne except the landowners, the builders, and those people who have been misled into believing that it will solve our housing shortage.

The myth that Welborne is being built to meet Fareham’s needs was debunked years ago by a government planning inspector, no less, yet it still persists.

The Welborne project is an affront to democracy.

I await the planning application expected later this year with interest.

It will be fascinating to see how many affordable homes they intend to build.

It will also be fascinating to see whether the council can use Welborne to prevent other developments in the borough – the indications don’t look good so far.

Mike Parsons

The Heights, Fareham