Please can someone explain why our planning department gives the go ahead for one eyesore after another, the latest being the enormous building under construction at the entrance to North Harbour. It is too high and too close to the road dwarfing the surrounding properties and obliterating the current pleasant view for ever. What a welcome to our town and marina. I am all for encouraging businesses to the area but with careful planning they don’t have to look ugly. It is as though a developer has put in his first application and been told no problem that will be lovely. Do you remember how an application from B & Q was thrown out some years ago as it was deemed unsuitable. I can only imagine the feelings of those with properties nearby.