People shouldn’t celebrate any ‘victory’ too soon...

ARE people not a bit premature in celebrating “victory” over the Sainsbury`s plan?

Surely the store will appeal, and Calderdale will not have the resources to fight a legal battle with them.

And the crunch is that the government has very recently changed the planning regulations: in future, planning appeals must ensure that the balance of decision should be in favour of the developer.

So much for “bringing back power to local people”.

John McNair,

Todmorden.