Overlooking a blot on the land

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From: Steve Whipp, Copley Lane, Copley Village, Halifax.

AS a proud resident of the historic village of Copley, I was delighted to see the “Profile” article (Yorkshire Post Magazine, February 25) which featured photographs and several mentions of Copley.

One major omission, however, is the description of the panoramic overview from Albert Promenade as visitors now see the destruction of the Copley valley! Massive earthworks including heavy duty canal and replacement river bridges are being rapidly constructed prior to building beginning in April.

What effect are 23 industrial sheds and over 400 dwellings going to have on a flood plain, upstream of Copley village?

The view, eulogised about by Richard Hopwood, will forever more be seen through a diesel haze, rather than rose-tinted spectacles!

Lunatic priority

From: Peter Hyde, Driffield.

THERE is a question I am sure many of us would like the answer to. Who made the agreements that we as a country would throw away our money on the various countries such as Argentina and India in the form of aid?

In both cases the countries scorn us.

Argentina still has its eyes on the Falklands and India has already said it does not need the peanuts we give.

Pakistan uses our money to buy arms from China. Clearly the lunatics have taken over the asylum.

David Cameron and George Osborne are rapidly making themselves candidates for the “chop” at the next election.

Wasted effort

From: David Brearley, Micklefield Lane, Rawdon, Leeds.

AS the two year, multi-million pound road works on the A65 between Kirkstall and Leeds near completion, it becomes increasingly clear what a disgraceful waste of money this is.