Weston... a rival to New York and Los Angeles?

THE early arrival of the 'silly season', heralded by the front page enthusiasm (May 25) for the proposed Severn Barrage, encourages

THE early arrival of the 'silly season', heralded by the front page enthusiasm (May 25) for the proposed Severn Barrage, encourages me to add to the thrilling prognoses. Here, surely, is a splendid opportunity to have a United International airport on the shallower parts of the Severn Estuary, allowing Cardiff and Bristol airports (both inconveniently sited) to be closed, releasing enormous areas of brown land for 'affordable' housing.We must not overlook the possibility of Disney World being interested in creating a life-sized replica of Venice (suitably distanced from the airport of course) to compete more effectively with the worn-out original already sinking beneath the Adriatic marshes. Think, too, of the 'shot in the arm' to Britain's newest vibrant industry, international tourism, which could come about if it was combined with an Everglades recreation, drawing people here from all over Europe and further afield, saving untold amounts of carbon dioxide emissions in air travel to such distance places as Orlando and Miami.Why, within a few years Weston could rival Los Angeles and New York as the world's most favoured destination. The list of exciting projects is probably endless and I am sure that there are many inventive readers of yours who can elaborate further upon these elementary proposals of mine. Utopia, here we come.PHILIP BINDING - Sidcot, Winscombe


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