Feb 16 2012 , Harrow Observer
BROADFIELD Country Club originally started off as a proposal for five touring caravans and now it has escalated to 75.
Firstly, it is totally impractical, the very idea of 75 touring caravans navigating along Headstone Lane and attempting to negotiate the entrances in Broadfields or Headstone Lane pulling on and off the site at all hours of the day and night is an unacceptable intrusion into the quality of life of the local residents.
Secondly, if this scheme were allowed to proceed, there would also be the added disruption to the local area for all the building works in preparation for the infrastructure utilities that would be needed to be put in place before any touring caravans could be parked up.
Toilet blocks and associated foul sewer works, hard standings, storm water drainage, water supplies, lighting and power and so on.
It all seems hardly worth it for one month’s worth of Olympic Games! The Olympic Games athletes facilities will be removed at the end of the games with a properly approved legacy remaining in accordance with all town and country planning regulations and approvals.
As far as Broadfields Country Club is concerned, the general consensus of local opinion is that following the end of the London Olympics it will remain as a permanent semi residential site with all the continuous disruptions associated with caravan sites.
We therefore consider the excuse of accommodating temporary visitors for one months London Olympic Games is not a viable basis for these proposals to be allowed to proceed.
So by reason of the for going we demand that these proposals are turned down forthwith.
On behalf of the local residents,