Sans Souci residents deserve support in their opposition to the latest proposals by Queen’s.
On 18 January, I attended a meeting with locals, and I have no hesitation in supporting them in their fight against Queen’s University.
The proposal by Queen’s University to create halls of residence in Sans Souci is entirely inappropriate. Sans Souci is a residential area and should remain so.
Their plans will cause major nuisance to the local community. We only have to look a short distance to the way in which the inappropriate development has affected the Holy Lands.
Queen’s University is proving itself to be a bad neighbour; Sans Souci is French for “without worries” or “carefree”, and that is exactly the sort of attitude that Queen’s has shown local people.
The University authorities must withdraw the proposal and return the properties to family dwellings.