Bright lights, big city

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

IWAS dis­mayed to read of the Il­lu­mi­nated River in­stal­la­tion (Town & Coun­try, De­cem­ber 12/19, 2018). In th­ese days when we des­per­ately need to be pre­serv­ing the world’s dwin­dling re­sources, not to men­tion de­creas­ing light pol­lu­tion for the sake of the men­tal health of hu­man­ity and the well-be­ing of wildlife, it’s as­ton­ish­ing that this decade-long, en­ergy-burn­ing in­stal­la­tion has re­ceived plan­ning per­mis­sion. Where is the joined-up think­ing?

Ap­par­ently, it will of­fer ‘a glimpse into our city’s fu­ture’; well, it will cer­tainly con­trib­ute to a dark­en­ing prospect for our chil­dren and grand­chil­dren. Dr Maria Purves, by email

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