Council erred

I SUPPORT the writer of the letter in last week’s edition headlined ‘Giant eyesore’.

Not only will it be an eyesore but also no doubt a perfect canvas for vandals.

The difficulty I have with this is that council has always had a signage policy that requires permission, and is generally size restricted, yet against staff’s advice (no doubt for valid reasons) council decided to approve the application.

How will council refuse other such applications now that the precedent has been set?

Marion Street is residential area; this billboard will not only represent visual pollution it also could become, as is suggested, a hazard for distracted drivers. Residents and pedestrians could be at risk.

This is not a decision made by a council taking responsibility for the wellbeing of its residents and the environment seriously.

Tina Klein, Eden Hill