Friday, 17 August 2007

"Garden grabbing' flat developments"

The local Guardian has published an article about property developers activities, which is an issue that's very relevant to Worcester Park. I've had emails on the subject recently and have been intending to address it properly but as they've written this piece it seems like now is as good a time as any.

Brinkley Road has had it's share of developer activity with Brinkley Court appearing on the old factory site, a failed attempt to build on the garages at the top of the road and various attempts to buy off people in the road. On one hand I can understand the attraction of a wad of cash and the chance to move on but at the same time tearing down family houses to make space for 1 or 2 bedroom flats is surely only storing up trouble in the future when the couples who bought them discover there are no properties left in the area to bring up a family in. People aren't always aware of the consequences of this activity so read the Guardian article linked above as a starting place and decide what's important for Worcester Park.

Anyway, I have plenty of opinions on on the subject but I'm more interested in yours so naturally you'll want to comment below won't you...

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