Society clarifies

Dear Sir

I refer to the letter from Cllr Sam Souster in the Rye Observer of 10 May regarding the Lion Street Development.

On behalf of the Rye Conservation Society, I would like to state that Andy Stuart, as a member of the RCS Executive Committee, declared his interest at the beginning of the Society’s consideration of the application and, at his request, took no part in any of the discussions held or decisions taken by the Society about Lion Street.

I would also like to make it clear that any comments that Andy Stuart has made have been made as a private individual and not as a spokesman for the Society.

Julian Luckett. Chairman, Planning Committee Rye Conservation Society.