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Letter of the week: South Shields Waters Edge housing bid is 'silly idea'

The site of the housing bid.
The site of the housing bid.

What an absolute silly idea the council is proposing to consider in the application for a three-storey Waters Edge apartment block.

The emphasis should be on retaining a beautiful stretch of our coastline, without cluttering it with fancy apartments, which will be expensive and could possibly be purchased as "holiday flats".

Also read: More than 300 objections lodged again Waters Edge housing plan

Furthermore, the road access to this site will be inundated with lorries and machinery whilst building work is ongoing, and no doubt damage will ensue.

I suggest the council should be more focused on building affordable housing for people who cannot afford to purchase fancy apartments with a sea view.

Jack Wiffin

Last week's Letter of the week: More pride in South Shields is needed