As we reported on Monday, twenty or so local residents gathered opposite the Hazelhurst property in Freshwater to show their objection to the Ombudsman, as he made a site visit.
After waiting for some time for the architect to turn up, the Ombudsman came and spoke to the residents to advise that he would be carrying out a site visit. He stated that he had read all objections to the application and would be taking those into account.
There were many placards being held by those expressing their concerns, which were noticed by those carrying out the site visit, as well as passers-by on foot, bus and car – to which the residents received many ‘hoots’ of support.
Residents and Visitors Say No! How Awful
Common Sense Says No
National Trust Says No
Community Says No
Tennyson Society Says No
We chatted to some of those protesting to find out what message they were hoping to send to the Ombudsman.
The comments ranged from concerns relating to the pair of semi-detached houses proposed to be built alongside the property after demolition, to ensuring that the heritage of the Tennyson Mile to retained by avoiding the demolition of the building that had been part of the fabric of the area since 1871.
Listen for yourself to the passionate views of local residents.