DESPITE living near to the wreck that is now Normandy, I agree with Thomas Salter both regarding the state of the building and the need for it to be restored as required by the council rather than demolished. It is not right that the owner be allowed to get his way by letting the building go to wrack and ruin and help matters by removing the roof tiles and frames. The most pressing need however is to make the site secure. Now that the summer holidays are upon us there are daily incursions onto the site by children and young adults who are putting themselves at risk. The site is dangerous, but despite repeated calls to the council and the police over the last few years regarding children on the site, nothing has been done. Hopefully the new owner will take action to remedy the situation before an accident occurs, and the council will enforce planning requirements as soon as possible.

Ian Gardner