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After reading the article about saving the dormouse under the heading Made in Wales (NCE 22 September) I checked carefully to make sure it was not 1 April before I felt safe in writing to you unless I make a complete fool of myself.

On the assumption that this incredible story is not a complete spoof I ask the question: how much did it cost- If in the first place it was considered a reasonable expenditure of taxes in order to save the dormouse, why was not this sum spent elsewhere in a more convenient and cost effective location?

Why choose to expend it in the middle of a complex construction site where it would produce the least return on the money spent- Please somebody, tell us what it all cost and how those subjected to the additional compulsory purchase felt about it?

K Bowman (M), 54 Beacon Rd, Chatham, ME5 7BP

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