Rossendale Free Press - - Your Views -

RE: Coun­cil chiefs’ am­bi­tious £750m boost for the Val­ley econ­omy by 2033 (De­cem­ber 14). Hav­ing been a Rawten­stall res­i­dent all my life - 64 years, over the years the coun­cil can­not plan their way out of a paper bag.

It took a lot of protests to stop them from de­mol­ish­ing the old town hall - only half of it is still there. The old shop­ping cen­tre was a great mis­take, de­mol­ish­ing a good part of Bank Street and Kay Street which had some good stone built shops.

The new bus sta­tion should have been placed at the end of the by­pass where Mcdon­ald’s is placed, then a foot­bridge could have been put in place to get to the rail­way sta­tion.

That would have made an ef­fec­tive trans­port hub. How long has it been to de­velop New Hall Hey? At last some units have been filled.

Then you have all the new es­tates be­ing built up and of course lo­cal Val­ley wages can­not fund mort­gages on them. Just more homes for the peo­ple from the other end of the M66, then you won­der why there is so much traf­fic conges­tion.

Lastly, where are these jobs go­ing to come from? You can only have so many cafes and take­aways. David Love via email

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