SIR - With regard to your article concerning the Myrtle Walk shopping centre in Bingley (T&A, November 17), I sincerely hope the centre's owners fail in their bid to overturn Bradford Council's decision to allow planning permission for what can only be described as a cosmetic exercise.

If the owners of Halldale lived in the area they would realise what a disgrace it is to the town and an embarrassment to the people of Bingley.

If places such as Keighley, Skipton and even Saltaire with its free on-street parking can have nice shopping areas, surely Bingley deserves the same.

Unfortunately no-one will invest in the town while you have the monstrosity of Myrtle Walk. Pull it down; even waste land would be an improvement.

Tony Wilson, Oakfield Avenue, Gilstead