Regarding your article on September 18 entitled 'belt-busting proposals'.
It starts with a Green Belt idyll in a 'forgotten corner' of Feltham. My comment would be this is not a forgotten corner and it is most certainly not only used by an 'occasional' fisherman. But is in fact used by many fisherman, who go there to enjoy the fishing and the peace and quiet not to mention the wildlife which can be seen there.
Some take their families and therefore pass on the angling tradition. Add to all of this there are fields with horses grazing, which on the whole makes for a pleasant green area for the locals.
I view with horror the thought of 1,000 new homes being built, to add to the excessive amount already now in this town.
Feltham is one big bottleneck now, the planning of the roads in and out of Feltham is ludicrous, which you can witness on a daily basis.
I also view with suspicion the statement that, 'it is green belt land only enjoyed by a few and we're hoping to open it up to everybody'.
I interpret this as follows: "We want this land to build on and make our big profits and what is left over when we have finished the public can have."
I once believed Green Belt land was to be left untouched,but sadly it seems not the case any more. I presume when these people get their way all those lovely trees down that road will also get ripped out. I may be accused of cynicism, but I don't feel communities on the whole are considered any more.
J HARGREAVES Feltham