From Lucy Watson, house manager, Silver Sands Court, Bembridge:

I am writing to complain that local people in Bembridge were not given nearly enough time to reject the proposal of 180 houses in Bembridge.

This will have a massive impact on the infrastructure and community. The first I heard about it was a notice on the board at work.

We had no leaflets or letters though our doors and I live two doors down from the proposed development. Surely our parish council should have more responsibility to the people of its parish?

To disseminate information and give people the time and chance to make informed choices. I, for one, am very disappointed in my parish council’s tardiness in this respect.