WITH the Malvern Wells ward by-election fast approaching I have been studying the campaign leaflets as they arrive.

With all the planning developments in the Wells area at the moment I would have thought that this would have been a top priority for all candidates.

After all they will only be in the hot seat for nine months, during which time planning permissions could change the area beyond all recognition.

Strangely, though, the only party so far not even to mention planning is the Conservative party candidate.

The omission speaks volumes to me.

Allan Mann