SIR - The proposed changes to Arndale House to enable it to provide residential accommodation were decried by the 20th Century Society, Bradford Civic Society and Bradford Council's own heritage officers (T&A, February 16).

Despite this the changes have now been approved by the Council.

One of those comments is worthy of repeating. "The (proposed) external changes were not of sufficient quality", and "sadly, these kinds of decisions risk setting a precedent for low quality design in central Bradford, which could ultimately lead to a saturation of poor quality flat conversions. This is certainly no way to improve the fortunes of a struggling city centre."

All this should surely be ringing warning bells within the Council, but no, as ever they just plough on regardless to the detriment of us all.

Low quality provision in a low quality city.

Bob Watson, Springfield Road, Baildon