WORCESTERSHIRE County Council has once again shown its lack of understanding of, or regard for, the community in Malvern with its plans to build houses on the land adjacent to the Cube (formerly Malvern Youth Centre).

Malvern will already be subject to significant pockets of development against the wishes of many local people as a result of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.

We all appreciate that finances are tight but the money gained from development of the land is surely a drop in the ocean and will have little impact on services.

The economy will undoubtedly turn around at some point, but once this green space is gone, it’s gone forever.