I HAVE been studying the many environmental statements attached to the Dickens Yard planning application, but I can't find much which I would call sustainable.

There seems to be no provision for collecting rain water for re-use for flushing toilets, watering plants etc.

There seems to be no renewable energy generation (eg, solar panels).

And even the recycling bins, which are presently on the car park, may not be replaced.

There seem to be very few cycle stands for shoppers. And although there is sufficient cycle storage for residents there is also a heavy provision for car ownership among residents.

There is a trend for people to live in town centres and not own a car, yet there are no low-car or no-car dwellings in the plans.

I will be objecting to the planning application.