Monday, July 10, 2017

Rutland County Council Oakham Town Centre Debate 2018 Facebook Rutland Mercury Letters Jane Halliday and Cllr Joyce Lucas

Rutland County Council Oakham Town Centre Debate 2018 Facebook Rutland Mercury Letters Jane Halliday and Cllr Joyce Lucas



























































Paul Beech

Rutland Debate

I read in the Rutland & Stamford Mercury this weekend that the debate about the town centre is gathering momentum, (not that one). There are two letters from last week that are quite interesting but from different perspectives. One an obviously concerned the other from what I can only assume is a confused town councillor.
From the resident comes a level assumption, quite rightly in my view, that we don't need a one-way system and its obvious ramifications to the surrounding street and its residents.
The other seems to be scare mongering about the refusal to make the roundabout at Balmoral Road and Braunston Road junction bigger, (why and how? surely it would be better going back to a 'stop' crossroads junction) and the further misconception that there are plans already in RCC Planning Department for the development of a "housing estate" on the allotments at Brooke Brooke Road.
There are currently no planning applications in for that area at all, although there are rumours abound.
It's a shame the town councillor didn't do their homework first.
If this is the level of understanding that our town custodians have of where we are and what we need in Oakham, then we are in deep doo-doo.





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