Run-down building was an eyesore

Re: Owner appeals over new look restaurant Sahara. How can our planning department complain about the restoration of a run-down building which has for the last 30 years or more, has looked an absolute eyesore.

To anyone coming into the town the building has been given a new lease of life, and looks 100 per cent better than the original Crown & Anchor pub.

And as for double standards, what about the new Plaza! Which looks like some giant industrial unit better suited to Lowfields than our town centre. No offence meant to the designers of Lowfields and if these are the people we have to trust to redesign the Piece Hall I can see another pigs ear on the horizon.

Jim Carolan

Oakdale Close