An interesting letter written by a Haslemere resident has accused some of the town’s NIMBY’S of trying to “strangle the life out of the town.”
Thomas Harrison said of Haslemere’s ‘Not in My Back Yard’ brigade:
“They, (Haslemere residents) will say Haslemere can’t possibly support any more people while watching the high street shut down because there aren’t enough people to support the businesses.
These objectors can at least take comfort in knowing that if they successfully manage to strangle the life out of the town, they’ll have created a place people no longer want to live and the applications for new houses in the area will surely stop.
They all accept the UK needs more houses – just not near them.”