SIR: I believe the Stage 1 consultation about the important proposal for the future of Sir John Moore Barracks is due to close on January 22 (Chronicle, December 24).

I would suggest that this is far too soon in view of all the disruption caused by the Christmas holidays, Covid-19 restrictions and everything else. The Webinar only took place less than a week ago and to close the consultation so soon seems quite unreasonable.

I would strongly urge an extension for a further four weeks at least since the quality of most decisions is adversely affected by rushing the initial stages of the relevant process.

As directly affected residents in Littleton we would gladly use this four-week delay to meet (virtually no doubt) with the design team or their representatives to discuss our concerns.

Happy Christmas to all.

Paul and Tricia Brooks,

Pitter Close,