Feb 16 2012 , Harrow Observer
I READ your piece in this week’s Harrow Observer (February 2) about the proposal by
Harrow Community Sports to use its land at Broadfields Country Club in Headstone
Lane as a holidaying caravan park.
As a resident of Barmor Close, which borders the site, I am very concerned about this proposed development, and the disturbance and noise that it will cause to a residential community.
It will compound the traffic congestion in the neighbourhood – Headstone Lane and the surrounding streets are already extremely busy with traffic, parked cars etc.
There will be an increase in the rubbish and litter that a constant stream of caravan owners and their families (with no responsibility for maintaining the neighbourhood) will inevitably leave behind them.
Without doubt, this development will cause a decline in the quality of life for those who live in the area.
Moreover, it will adversely affect property values nearby – no one will want to purchase property next to a caravan park.
From the perspective of a local resident and home owner, I cannot think of a single argument in its favour and I oppose it wholeheartedly.
Even for temporary use of the land at Broadfields in this way, the owners will surely require a local authority licence.
I propose, therefore, to raise the matter with my local councillors.