Letter from Peter Heaton Jones, MP for North Devon, to the people who attended the Rally for Manning's Pit

I would be very concerned to see any development at Mannings Pit. At the moment we don't know the intentions of the new landowner, and this is causing a great deal of concern.

Through this event, I'd like to issue an appeal for them to come forward and clearly state what plans they have for the site.If any development proposal should come forward, I will work closely with local people to ensure their voices are heard loud and clear. Mannings Pit is a much-valued area of countryside, used by many local residents for leisure activities, and an important environmental asset too.

I hope it can stay that way for future generations."

I am sorry once again I can't be there in person, but I wish you well with the event.