I write in response to John Ford’s letter regarding New Hartley (News Post Leader, April 24).
I too live in New Hartley and feel it is a good place to live.
However, although all the points made regarding the future of the village are valid and I agree with all of them, the actual answer is very simple and consists of one word – money.
Money for the council; money for the developers and all the other interested parties, in short: profit rules.
Any concern we have about environmental issues and the impact on the village and its surrounding areas will prove fruitless as planning permission for any future development will be granted regardless.