LETTER: Face the reality of of local politics

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I appreciate that contentious issues are the lifeblood of a provincial weekly newspaper and that the North Horsham housing saga is set to run and run.

But can we please face the reality of national and local politics? The Government decrees that Horsham district must take its share of the national new-build quota. The council decides where.

Each councillor approaches the matter in a NIMBY frame of mind as he or she wishes to be re-elected above everything else. Now look at the political affiliations of the council members overall and the voting affiliation of the town where the development is going to be dumped. Need I say more?


Smithbarn, Horsham