I find it hard to believe that just a few weeks ago I was reporting the loss of an “employment site” in Sydney Road and am now reporting another in the same place.

This site between Whippendell Road and Sydney Road, encompassing an icon of Watford industrial heritage the WEMCO Building, is to be redeveloped. Unfortunately the consultants failed to include the site map that they said was included with the letter and the website is not up until the day of the exhibition, anyone would think they don’t want residents to be informed!

Where will small business’ and start ups find affordable premises when all these “employment sites” are gone?

I can only hope that the 35 per cent affordable housing doesn’t get watered down by the time the flats get built.

Steve Harvey

Beechwood Rise, Watford