From: Malcolm (Mike) Bell, Foxhill Green, Weetwood, Leeds.
LEEDS should express its gratitude to Mr Ian Whitehead who was the Inspector at the NGT public inquiry (Tom Richmond, The Yorkshire Post, May 17). I was one of the objectors and cross examiners at that public inquiry. He was hard on me and I was often uncomfortable with aspects of the proceedings and a sometime critic of Mr Whitehead.
I now understand he was trying to help me, and all the others and achieve balance. Having read his report carefully and experienced the considered generosity he advanced to my case and the others, it is clear Leeds was fortunate to have him. His report is clear, accurate and incontrovertible. He saved us from a bad mistake and the citizens of Leeds should make their appreciation very clear.
From: Barrie Leonard, Leeds.
IT seems Leeds Council is still coming up with new ways to try to cure the traffic gridlock on the city’s roads.
If we take a look at the motorways around the country, they are turning the hard shoulder into an extra lane to cope with the amount of traffic – but here in Leeds all they come up with is a cycle lane added on to the already crowded highway making the roads more narrow.