This is what is wrong with this country -
In short, we live in a country where people are more interested in their own house value and have a relentless obsession with nostalgia and "keeping things as they were" and to hell with economics, technology and the opportunities for future generations.
You want to do anything different or build anything new in this country, there will be always be someone who feels that it is inherently wrong that things are changed. This isn't representative of everybody because most people don't find the time or money to launch endless appeals and spend decades of their lives fighting local authorities and the government over the placement of some tarmac that would suit everybody. However, the selfish busy-bodies like Walton who are out to prove some kind of point don't give a hell about the benefits of the bypass and only care about their own interests.
That is what is wrong with this country. If it were up to all these middle-class letter writing complainers like Walton, we would all sit around for the next 300 million years squabbling about our housing prices while the sun eventually swallows up the Earth.
Things must change, and stuff must be done for the very continuation of the human race and road building is one of those very tasks. However, as this thread has pointed out - not everyone sees things this way.