On Thursday 26th May we sent the following open letter to the Directors of Dido Property Limited (Guernsey):
The construction of a film studio in Marlow will have a significant impact on the environment, on the character of the area and on the daily lives of local people. You have made it clear that you believe the impact will be beneficial whereas we, at SMG, believe that it will be detrimental.
Your consultation activities and our campaigning has resulted in residents and local organisations being presented with conflicting arguments about the merits of the development. This has caused uncertainty and confusion about many important issues and consequently made it difficult for them to form a considered opinion.
We believe that the best way to resolve this is to have the arguments for and against the development held up to public scrutiny. Therefore, we invite three directors of Dido to participate in a public debate with three members of SMG. A neutral moderator will raise questions around an agreed set of topics (economy, environment, traffic etc) and each side will argue their position. We propose that the event takes place shortly after the application has been submitted.
We trust that you recognise the importance of allowing the public to hear both sides of the argument and therefore we hope you will accept this invitation.
The Trustees of Save Marlow’s Greenbelt