WITH all the flooding that has dominated the media recently and the report by the Met Office chief scientist Dame Julie Slingo, and I quote: “While there was not yet definitive proof”, all the evidence supported the theory that climate change had played a role.

She warned that the country should prepare for similar events in future.

With this ‘wake up’ call in mind, surely City of York Council should look at the Germany Beck development and seek further assurance from the developer that they can categorically guarantee that there will be no flooding.

There is also another problem waiting in the wings that is the additional traffic from Germany Beck causing yet more air pollution in Fulford Main Street.

A Watson, Main Street, Fulford, York.


• ON BEHALF of Fulford parish council, I would like to thank all those residents of Fulford and our neighbours in Fishergate, Naburn and Heslington for their sustained encouragement to continue our legal action and for their very generous financial contributions to our Germany Beck fighting fund.

This will allow us to continue our efforts to preserve Fulford’s environment in the face of such damaging proposals.

For details of the fund, please visit fulfordparishcouncil.org.uk

Alan Smith, Chair of Fulford parish council, Fordlands Road, Fulford, York.