I WAS horrified to see the plans for the housing development based around Skerningham (Darlington).

I note that the area includes flood plains, which should not be built on, and the newly planted forest by Skerningham.

The forest provides a wonderful place to walk and to appreciate nature.

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In addition, a council rubbish dump, which is now covered with vents for gases, is included.

This should not be built upon because of subsidence and the gases.

Finally the area provides a wonderful area for walking and for enjoying nature.

Peter Middleton, Darlington