West Sussex County Times
No such thing as a free lunch...
Reading last week’s article regarding the proposed development of 3,500 houses at Buck Barn by Thakeham Homes got me thinking.
The proposed £5million bridge cost proposed by Thakeham is seen as a ‘gift’ by them! There is no such thing as a free lunch and no company has £5million sitting around doing nothing.
This just demonstrates how much profit there is in this scheme.
Can I suggest that should planning be granted for this monstrous development it is a condition of planning that the bridge be built first before a single house is constructed?
This will make Thakeham put its money where its mouth is, then we will find out if it really is a gift.
Should this not be the case the cynic in me suggests that if they are allowed to build 3,500 house first, all of a sudden the bridge proposal will be either considerably scaled back, unaffordable or undeliverable!
IAN PININGTON Church Road, Partridge Green