I WAS surprised by the letter of April 30 from Huntington and New Earswick Lib Dem councillors Runciman, Hyman and Orrell, as it suggests they do not communicate with their own group members, councillors Reid and Ayre, who sit on the local plan group.

The addendum, relating to Government requirements, on gipsy, Roma and traveller pitch requirements was present at the local plan meeting on April 17, so their comment that “the proposals for travellers’ sites were brought to the cabinet as an ‘additional’ item giving no notice to the public, councillors or the media” is incorrect as the cabinet was held on April 23.

Cllr Tracey Simpson-Laing, Deputy leader, City of York Council.