THE latest County Gazette reveals that the new council has deferred determination on the proposed construction of a cancer aftercare facility on part of the Galmington playing-fields, which were gifted in perpetuity to the community.

Rather than break this covenant, could the council consider locating this valuable facility elsewhere, on some of the land allocated for 2,000 houses in Trull and Comeytrowe?

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Readers with long memories will recall that the consortium’s original application allocated land for a secondary school, and that the policy of 25% Affordable Housing was overturned, to require only 17.5%.

Why not build an aftercare facility in the centre of the urban extension, on land allocated for “commercial/mixed use”, on the spine road and a bus route?