I have lived in Burley for 15 years, with my family. I have contributed to many village activities, such as Christmas lights switch on, supporting Scouts events, etc. Over the past 2 and a half years, I have taken an active role in campaigning against the Sun Lane development. Burley is a great village and whilst it should be a modern place to live, and meet genuine housing needs, a development on the scale of Sun Lane is not justified. In addition, the development is not likely to meet realistic “affordable housing” requirements. Working with a team of people in the village, I have been, and will continue to, fight hard to stop this development. I am not opposed to housing development, but it should be done in a way that provides the type of housing people really need (e.g. starter homes that people can afford to buy) and which doesn’t fundamentally alter the character of this village we all love so much.