Could Money Spent On Fighting Roswell Pits Have Been Used To Fund Market Stalls?

IN your article on Jeremy Tyrrell, it was stated that counsel highlighted to the court that no environmental damage had been caused by the construction works. During the hearing, at which I was present, the court heard that work, including building sectio

IN your article on Jeremy Tyrrell, it was stated that counsel highlighted to the court that no environmental damage had been caused by the construction works. During the hearing, at which I was present, the court heard that work, including building sections of concrete for vehicles, laying of hard core and digging over 100 m. of trenching had been carried out. Trees were removed and whole areas of top soil and the associated flora & fauna scraped away. How could this be achieved with 'no environmental damage' is difficult to see.

The article only mentions one SSSI, dated 2009, applying to the area. In 1982 a SSSI was granted covering the geological features of Roswell Pits, it was extended in 2009.

I would also like to ask what Mr Tyrrell actions have cost the Council Tax payer? Had he not carried out his unauthorised and now illegal work there may have been enough saved for the market stalls.

PHILIP BENSTEAD

Henley Way,

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