SELF-STYLED ‘architect of this parish’ Matthew Laverack’s latest gripe with the council is the requirement for it to ensure provision is made for traveller pitches in the forthcoming Local Plan (Letters, April 25).

My suggestion is that he asks Conservative MP Julian Sturdy, who he endorsed when Mr Sturdy was standing to be the MP for York Outer, to lobby his government if he is unhappy with this government requirement.

Nick Button, Eighth Avenue, Heworth, York.