SIR - The public feed of the Council Executive meeting revealed yet more of the planned folly, One City Park, which you report on (T&A, February 2).

Cllr Pollard raised some serious issues, not least the 20per cent hike in the projected cost already. As he pointed out, councils are no longer permitted to invest in commercial property unless they can prove either economic development, service provision or regeneration.

Jumping on the fanciful regeneration element, the Council claim this is all they need to nod this through. As Cllr Pollard intimated, Government advice to local authorities was to avoid speculative investments - as this surely is - and stick to what they know.

Cllr Hinchcliffe’s somewhat limited business knowledge would imply that it is fine to spend £35m of public money without any idea of commercial return, which is fine when it's not your money.

Steve Wilson, Lenton Villas, Bradford.