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But Aberlady is more than that, it has a fascinating history ( including of course the period when it was the port for the town of Haddington ) and it has many fine old buildings, including the beautiful village church - the oldest building in the village is opposite the Old Aberlady Inn. As with any other village, as the older inhabitants die so does much of it's history and the Aberlady Pages web site is a way of trying to address that problem.
Unfortunately, due to the lack of democracy in local politics here in East Lothian ( prior to 2006 ), we have felt it necessary to include pages highlighting the 'problems' relating to the 'recent' Cala development in School Field. The opposition to these houses was not 'nimbyism', as there has been many houses built in the village in my time here and there has been no problems with their being built. The opposition to the Cala development was for very legitimate reasons as set out on the relevant pages on the site.
My name was one of those regularly in the local newspapers ( often on behalf of the Aberlady Conservation Society, of which i am now not a member ) opposing the houses but i am not against new houses or people in Aberlady as they are necessary for the sustainability of any community. My opposition was against these houses for very legitimate reasons, some of which are now coming to fruition ( school overcrowding, traffic problems - one of the Autumn/Winter issues of the Community Council newsletter highlighted problems of speeding cars on the Mair Road ), extra air pollution, austhetic values, etc. ).
Had the development been small and in keeping with the village, there would have been little or no opposition from me or anyone else and the pages on this site about it would not have been necessary.
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