Opposition to new homes is weird
We need many more new homes in Ashford, as is evident from the numbers of local homeless folk (squatting on our pavements too), and town planners too.
Ashford is in expansionist mode. The strong terms in which opposition to housebuilding is being expressed seems weird. There appears to be only one reason for it, which sadly is the selfish one: the property value one.
Since the environmentalist and valuable farmland arguments opposing new housebuilding in the Ashford area are flimsy and largely spurious, one wonders at the heat of the opposition to expansion of Ashford’s housing stock – certainly here on the Express letters page recently.
One wonders, too, at the reality of the expressed concern or motives of the various council town planning committees and the rationale of the council members responsible.
No one is being dragged to the guillotine scaffold, just new homes being built soon for new neighbours and any of us already here as Ashford progresses and, hopefully, more of us are more prosperous.
The main question should about the number of homes to be built, with good roads and social/commercial infrastructure and preferably more of the more affordable type and fewer of the executive houses. David Berrie Elm Cottages, Wye Road, Boughton Lees, Ashford