You have heard that a developer plans to build a shopping centre near your home. Write a letter to the council. In your letter say how you heard about the plan explain how you feel about it ask for more information about it

I am a resident of Boundary Road and I have recently read in the local newspaper that a shopping centre is going to be built near where I live.
news was rather a surprise to me. I have been living in Boundary Road for five years now and it has always been a very quiet street with very few tall buildings. I think a construction like
will change the atmosphere of the area considerably and, like many other residents I have spoken to, I am not at all happy about it. I think people who live in the area have a right to know more about the plan before it goes ahead, so I would like to request
details regarding the dates of the planned building work and the size of the centre.
, I sincerely hope you are planning to provide a car park, as
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parking will become very difficult for everyone in the area. I look forward to hearing from you.
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The Greeting

Depending on the style and aim of the letter, you will need to adapt your greeting.

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  • Dear + name
  • Hi / Hello + name

‘Dear...’ is more appropriate, so stick with this.

For a formal letter there are two options for the greeting:

  • Use Dear Sir or Madam if you don’t know the name of the person you are writing to.
  • Use Dear + surname if you do know their name, e.g. Dear Mr Smith or Dear Mrs Jones.

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