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Lennoxvale's beauty must not be destroyed

AS a visitor to Belfast, I hear with distress that there are plans for Queen's University to alter the nature of Lennoxvale, a lovely and well-loved area of south Belfast my daughter and I walk past each day on her way to school (News, May 5).

As a guest in Belfast, I've been struck by the beauty and grace and warmth and character of the city. Lennoxvale is a strong example of this. Even more distressing is the idea that Queen's itself might be behind its destruction, which would irrevocably alter the character of the area.

Belfast and Queen's are at a tipping point. It is all too easy for grace and charm to give way. Whatever else is needed for the university should be designed to complement what already exists.

There is much here to save; much to lose; great wisdom in moving forward with gratitude and respect for history.

LIZ ROSENBERG

US/UK Fulbright Fellow, Belfast

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