SO a new scoping proposal has been to build 500 houses near Askham Bog nature reserve (“Threat to wildlife site”, June 27).

Of all the places to build. York needs places like the nature reserve. It’s bad enough 600 houses being built at Germany Beck in Fulford, which is a flood area.

Perhaps the council should concentrate on all the empty sites and places the universities have converted to student accommodation.

I hope permission is not granted.

Maureen Robinson,

Broadway, York