Having read both Alan Mitchell's and Paul Harrison's letters in the Chronicle in previous weeks, I would say that the last thing Feltham needs in one of the last areas of interest on the High Street is this monstrosity that is proposed for the design of a skills centre.
The artist's impression shown in your article is of a multi-coloured 'thing' that looks like a rundown block of flats.
How can Feltham cope with additional road and pedestrian traffic on this busy junction (the junction at the other end of the High Street is just as bad)?
In the morning, when the skills centre will be opening, there are the school runs, shops opening and people going to work by public transport and in cars. The same will happen in the late afternoon when it is shutting up.
Public transport and the roads cannot cope at the moment, so what will happen when the skills centre attracts additional students from surrounding boroughs?
We used to have a skills centre, HECTA I think it was called, in the trading estate of Faggs Road.
There is plenty of space and empty areas away from the High Street and still near public transport etc that could be used.
Mark Bowen, you are wrong on this one. Feltham needs a new people's centre before a skills centre, and medical centres should go on the ground, not two or three storeys up where they are now.
A people's centre should be like the old public institutes, with rooms for a creche/nursery, billiard tables, table tennis etc. Somewhere the kids can learn social skills and give them something to do.
HARRY HALDANE Field Road, Feltham.