I would like to comment on last week’s article in the Western Telegraph regarding the Nine Wells Farm plan rejection by the National Park Authority.

It really beggars belief that this application, which has local support across the community, should have been turned down. One has to question the motives in this case.

The reason given is that the business has not been on a sound financial footing. Surely with a younger person at the helm, one would expect business to improve. From an aesthetic point of view, the proposal seems well within regulations.

The slow decline of countryside communities should be a serious concern to everyone, and this looks like another example of a bureaucratic decision failing to give proper consideration to its impact on the community.

Could it be more evidence of the deliberate destruction of rural communities which the EU seems intent on?

I merely pose the question.

John Maloney

St Davids.