PROBABLY like most County Durham residents, I find the proposed plan for a new council headquarters in Durham City utterly abominable.

Councillor Shuttleworth is correct in his statement (HAS, Sept 4). I met some of the people from the council when the original county plans were discussed at various locations – mine was at Bearpark.

I met a person from the higher management and his attitude was unbelievable. There are a few areas near the existing HQ which would be suitable. For instance land near the new fire HQ might be an option, so come on councillors get your heads together and think again.

Malcolm Gibb, Durham