Fight against housing developers is crucial

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I WAS interested to hear that Vera Malcolm has once again taken up the baton in connection with the sale of the Wigwam playing fields in Hucknall (last week’s Dispatch: ‘Last-Ditch Fight To Save Wigwam From Housing’).

Everything Mrs Malcolm says about the Wigwam is also true for the Garden Road Allotment site in Hucknall. An almost identical covenant was placed on the title when Emily Ada Storey sold the allotment site to Hucknall Urban District Council.

The only difference being that she intended the land forever to be used for the benefit of the people of Hucknall as allotments to grow their own food.

In those days most working people in the town would have been living in small terraced properties with only small back yards.

I will be following Mrs Malcolm’s continued fight against local authorities and developers with keen interest, because if she should win any concessions at all with regard to the Wigwam, then I will be seeking something similar for the remainder of the Garden Road Allotment site not yet developed.

I urge her to keep up the pressure and I for one will be happy to support her.

Narrow estate roads, tight corners (making access difficult for emergency vehicles), homes far too tightly packed together, tiny gardens, houses built too high and too close to established homes nearby.

These are some of the blights created by modern estate design.

The Wigwam, Garden Road Allotments and, in the near future, Top Wighay Farm on the Hucknall/Linby border, will all be testament to this.

THE GARDENER,

Hucknall,

(Name and address supplied).