Problem would be the funding

I TOTALLY agree with the marina plan that has been put forward for the Halifax Road site in opposition to the Sainsbury’s supermarket plan.

It would certainly make the gateway site look a lot better than a supermarket and along with small hotel, shops and cafe would encourage tourists just passing through to maybe stop and have a look around.

The only problem is who is going to fund such a huge scheme, certainly not Calderdale or British Waterways, maybe European or Lottery grants. I’m sure Incredible Edible can magic a grant from somewhere.

It’s a pity this idea will not get any further as the JCBs and bulldozers are warming up to get on the Sainsbury’s site right now!

Peter Thornton, Todmorden.