|View of proposed development down Derek Avenue|
No one has an automatic right to a view of course, but developments that change the character of an area surely need special scrutiny. Kingsway at this point is not only a coastal road, open to the south, but also runs alongside a harbour, and from the road one can glimpse mastheads, cranes, funnels, and the castellations of Hove Sea Villas. All an indication that one is somewhere a little different from the norm. Most people now, even more in the future, will inhabit urban landscapes. Town planners should have some regard for keeping the built environment varied and characterful in a way that signals a sense of place. Helical windturbines are quirky but whether they are an adequate substitute for what will be lost is doubtful. One also wonder whether, sited so close to a busy road, they will offer distraction and danger to passing drivers.