Development proposals seem worthwhile

The proposals for the redevelopment of the St Margaret’s site seem wholly in keeping with the surrounding area and appear to fulfil a number of worthwhile objects.

I am delighted public use of the hall is not included.

Midhurst does not need a second-hand hall on a busy road with no parking facilities.

What we require is a purpose-built hall with good toilets and ample parking spaces, such as those enjoyed by many surrounding villages and small towns.

For an increasingly-elderly population, ample parking is crucially important.

What a tragic waste of an opportunity the Grange development represents.

In Victorian times, such halls were often built by public subscription.

Maybe we should return to this idea?

Christine Byrne,

Rumbolds Hill,

Midhurst