‘If Buck Barn development goes ahead, Thakeham’s £5m wildlife bridge should be built first’

There is no such thing as a free lunch and no company has £5million sitting around doing nothing, writes Ian Pinington, of Church Road, Partridge Green.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 4:26 pm
Wealdcross Bridge

Reading last week’s article regarding the proposed development of 3,500 houses at Buck Barn by Thakeham Homes got me thinking.

The proposed £5million bridge cost proposed by Thakeham is seen as a ‘gift’ by them! There is no such thing as a free lunch and no company has £5million sitting around doing nothing.

This just demonstrates how much profit there is in this scheme.

Can I suggest that should planning be granted for this monstrous development it is a condition of planning that the bridge be built first before a single house is constructed?

This will make Thakeham put its money where its mouth is, then we will find out if it really is a gift.

Should this not be the case the cynic in me suggests that if they are allowed to build 3,500 house first, all of a sudden the bridge proposal will be either considerably scaled back, unaffordable or undeliverable!