Huge thanks and congratulations to Valerie and everyone involved for a spectactularly successful defence of St Matthew’s Piece today. The planning permission for the massive, already-installed air units on top of the Howard Mallett building, and the new paths between it and York Street (on protected open space) were both REFUSED and both will need to be removed. There may well be an appeal, but the grounds look very solid. It’s a truly great victory for the residents of Petersfield. An absolutely amazing job based on solid hard work.