We need more business in town

I have to agree in full with Cllr McAra’s letter last week about development in Midhurst.

Our community cannot continue to successfully develop purely on building new houses.

We have to have commercial development as well, and encourage businesses to move or expand into the town.

However, the district council is not totally innocent when it comes to stupid decisions.

The business park at Holmbush was developed following the demise of the railways. The council then allowed housing to be built entirely circling this site, thus preventing further commercial development!

So, any new commercial development should be wisely planned.

Town, district and county councils need to go that extra mile to find businesses who want the type of development we will be able to offer.

Dave West

Pretoria Avenue,