LETTER: Farewell to the green fields

Here we go again – more houses for Polegate, with 108 planned for a site off Shepham Lane.

Despite residents writing to protest and attending planning meetings about developments off Greenleaf Gardens, they have now been given planning permission by Wealden District Council. They just seem to do as they wish, but residents’ concerns about the state of our roads, lack of schools, having to wait for a doctor’s appointment and the need for a new medical centre go unheeded.

Surely the infrastructure should be in place before any more building is allowed. If planning permission in Shepham Lane is granted, large lorries will have to go through residential roads, as they have with a small development in West Close.

The people who live there have had to put up with noise and mess, and the roads are in a terrible state. The residents of Greenleaf Gardens will have the same in the near future, and the roads are potholes now. The parking in Polegate is at a total gridlock. Commuters park on all the side roads from early morning. Soon the green fields, the trees and wildlife will disappear and in their place will be housing and more housing!

EVELYN ATKINSON

Windsor Way, Polegate