AUGUST 1 2021 – “THIS IS NOT DEMOCRACY BUT A MASSIVE ABUSE OF POWER” – DAILY TELEGRAPH – LETTERS [AIDAN ZEALL]

The sorest point in Conservative heartlands

SIR – I was impressed by your Leading Article concerning the challenges the Government faces, and how it is failing to measure up to many of them.

Your list was comprehensive but missed one key factor that is losing the Conservatives voters: the Government’s desire to cover the South East in concrete.

Here in Crawley we face the prospect of 10,000 new homes being dumped on us by the Conservative-controlled Horsham District Council, ignoring local opposition in favour of Homes England – a government agency that appears to have been given a free hand, along with unlimited public funding, to destroy what remains of our already limited rural environment.

This is not democracy but a massive abuse of power.

Aidan Zeall
Crawley, West Sussex