Complete turnaround

COUNCILLOR Crockford-Hawley appears to have adopted the Dolphin Square scheme and done a complete turnaround. He now wants to build a 14-storey block of flats, flats which could be sold at prices of £250,000 or more. He is keen to see the block house yo

COUNCILLOR Crockford-Hawley appears to have adopted the Dolphin Square scheme and done a complete turnaround. He now wants to build a 14-storey block of flats, flats which could be sold at prices of £250,000 or more. He is keen to see the block house young families close to the beach and the seafront area. He also believes at present the seafront is far too concentrated with retirement homes and housing for the elderly. Are we talking about social housing? Does he really expect the council or developer will be able to sell flats at the top end of the market? Does he really think these families he is talking about could afford the price required to make the scheme self-funding?Yes, we could have or should have a 14-storey block of flats built. Yes, it would be a focal point in Weston, but we need owners who can afford the council tax and maintenance charges. And don't forget the car parking. Without this included, it would be doomed to fail. Leave the library where it is now and find somewhere else for the children's centre and health centre or anything else not suitable as part of a grand plan for Weston.LAURENCE F ORME - Shrubbery Avenue, Weston


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