Homes don't fit climate policy!
I almost fell off my chair when I read in the Mercury ("Green drive by council", January 5) that Blaby District Council had become the first district authority in the county to sign up to the Climate Local agreement.
By signing up, the council is committing itself to, among other things, reducing energy use, reducing flood risk and attracting green industries to the area.
According to the Local Government Association website, another aim of any council signing up to this charter is to "protect the natural environment".
How does this tally with the council's decision to allow the building of thousands of houses on green fields, especially the blighting of a huge area around Leicester Forest East and Enderby?
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This will lead to more vehicles and more pollution in an area I believe is already breaching EU regulations.
What about the consequent destruction of large swathes of the natural environment the council has just proudly signed up to protect? You could not make it up.
Bob Pfeiffer, Broughton Astley.