An Englishman’s home is his castle

Plans for new housing developments and a travellers’ site in Burnley have certainly stirred up a real hornets’ nest of emotion and caused no end of friction between political rivals.

Sunday, 5th October 2014, 7:00 am

We should not be surprised as an Englishman’s home is his castle and we all seek to protect our own little space. Thankfully, a comprehensive consultation process has been put in place to allow residents to have their two-penneth and feedback any concerns or observations.

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Judging by the consultation meetings there has been no shortage of views on both issues and that is good. I certainly do not envy those people who have to make the ultimate decisions.