After a report here on Mid Bedfordshire Council in January another Conservative- led Council – this time Mid Devon – has replied to residents objecting to a traveller site accusing them of racism.

The Daily Mail reports that Bryan Lee was told: "It is policy on planning and building proposals to take no account of representations of a racist nature. If the Council receives any more representations from you this matter will be referred to the Commission for Racial Equality or the police." Mr Lee letter of objection was reproduced by the Daily Mail and it contains no comments that could conceivably be regarded as racist.

I will email Cllr Peter Hare-Scott, the Conservative leader of Mid Devon District Council to ask if they will apologise to Mr Lee.