LET’S release some Green Belt! Bruce Ross-Smith need not apologise as he did in his letter ‘Green Belt not more important than people’ (April 11). Sad to say Helen Marshall, of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, promotes half-baked views.

Green Belt has a negative impact on rural communities where some of us who are lucky enough to live in villages accept we need a little growth but Green Belt acts as a throttle around our necks.

Green Belt was not intended to suppress all rural growth and I, for one, welcome the suggestions by the Vale of White Horse to de-Green Belt some land around Appleton. House prices will remain ridiculously high until we can have some, albeit small, developments.

GRAHAM ROSE, Park Lane, Appleton