Dear Sirs,
I write on behalf of Thomas Hardy Society, which is an international literary society with over one thousand members, dedicated to the promotion of the works of Thomas Hardy, and the preservation of the countryside, which features so prominently in Hardy’s novels and poems. I write to object in the strongest possible terms to this proposed inclusion of this development in the local plan, which if agreed, will, we believe, severely damage the very heart of Hardy’s Wessex.