HAVING seen the comments from Cllr Cooper in the SNJ online, we are clear that all our councillors are aware of the council’s constitution about the high integrity and behaviour expected on the development control committee, and consistently meet these requirements.

They are a credit to people in the district.

Cllr Cooper informed me that he has the highest regard for them and was not criticising councillors or planners, but wanted to support them from any untoward suggestions.

He now wishes to end this as an issue, and I endorse his request.

Norman Kay

Chairman of Stroud District Council