ChrisIt is great news that the Hambledon Park Open Space, together with two other sites in the Valley, will not be offered as available land by TDC.

However, I proposed that tonight's paper was withdrawn because the council did not do a proper site assessment. Its approach left, I argued, the sites vulnerable because the process is flawed. The committee refused to accept that the paper was flawed so that short term success on three sites could be secured. Fair enough. But a battle has been won at the expense of important territory.