THE Winter Gardens scheme – yet another megalomaniacal development bequeathed to us by the all surface and no depth (former council leader John) Beesley administration.

Mass destruction of trees, a huge number of car parking spaces, the building of fossil-fuel guzzling luxury apartments, without a single 'affordable' – let alone council – home.

Didn't our new council declare a climate change emergency only months ago?

Allowing the scheme to go ahead despite this would show that the declaration was never anything other than a PR exercise, the baleful influence of the former administration continuing after its demise.


Throop Road, Bournemouth