17 May 2014

South Sands - Salcombe (in danger)

See http://qss2.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/salcombe-south-sands.html.

Not amateur radio, but a concern of mine. Salcombe, Devon is where I originally came from.  It is still dear to my heart as it is a seaside town in grave danger of being ruined by profiteering developers and rich playboys with far too much money and in many cases very little brains. Salcombe is losing its heart and soul. Prices are such that locals are being priced out by second home owners, with many homes empty much of the year.

The development linked above is just one such development. Planners are playing their hands very close to their chests, suggesting they may want to over-develop the site and ruin the sea end of a beautiful valley.

If you have an interest in ensuring the long-term well being of this pleasant seaside town please check the plans next week and use your democratic right to influence the plans.

Salcombe was the home of my mentor and CW instructor Les G4PJ.  I could copy him on 160m 4 miles away on a crystal set.

5 comments:

Steve W said...

The price of Capitalism, sad!

73 G1KQH

Roger G3XBM said...

Agreed Steve. The "locals" have far more power than they realise but need to become politically active.

Steve W said...

Money always speaks louder than words, especially when someone gets a backhander.

Its not just happening in the South, I have seen parts of North Wales where it is creeping in!

73 G1KQH

Roger G3XBM said...

Steve, if backhanders are part of this then the solution is with HONEST locals exposing this to the press. The number of large "out of character" developments is staggering.

Steve W said...

Bit late when its all happened?