WHAT an excellent report on this hot local topic (Tension building over housing development, January 1).

Having been involved in this matter from its onset, thank you for highlighting the councils and contractors, plus the development company's complete disregard for the residents' fears and concerns.

All the upset and bad feeling could have been avoided if meaningful consultation and cooperation had taken place at the start of the project, instead of the high handed and patronising approach taken by the above parties.

Well done to The Bolton News once again letting the people know that peoples feelings really matter.

Cllr Rees Gibbon

Little Lever and Darcy Lever