Letter: A noble London prospect defiled

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Sir: It is a pity that the question of ending the use of Horse Guards Parade as a car park has become intimately linked with that of closing the road between the Parade and St James's Park to traffic (report and leading article, 2 June). That would be the ideal solution. But objections to the closure of the road should not be allowed to deflect attention from the most important aspect of the recommendation of the Royal Parks Review Group. Clearing the Parade of the disgraceful clutter of cars would restore the vista which the fine group of buildings around the Parade deserves.

Please, Prime Minister, show us that you have mettle and vision to override the vested interests of civil servants and others.

Yours faithfully,


Coulsdon, Surrey