Letter: Thanks for overturning development plan

WE WISH to offer our sincere thanks to the councillors who at a recent planning committee overturned plans for the development of a field off Spa Road and Roman Road, essentially because it is outside any designated area for development and inside the conservation area. The proposals would have seen this ancient meadow built on, with the loss of a copse and wildlife habitat, flying in the face of the council’s own declaration of a climate emergency designed to protect the environment.