ON first learning about the plan to construct a Waitrose in Knowle, I tried to maintain an open mind about the proposal.
However, having attended the meeting conducted by the Knowle Society I have concluded the proposal would severely degrade the nature of Knowle.
This village is already congested beyond the level expected for its size: the plans do not contain adequate provision for the increased presence of cars and delivery lorries, compounding an already fraught parking situation.
The village hall would be shunted to an inferior location and restricted in size.
Residents of the green who are already frustrated with inadequate space would suffer increasingly cramped conditions.
The construction of another supermarket would also be a catalyst to destroying the high street.
Therefore, I am firmly against this proposal and encourage readers to voice their objections to the relevant authorities before it is too late.
Caroline Wood via e-mail