Here’s a copy of the BHS’ email to Jean Smith, chairman of the board of conservators, about the works approved at its meeting on 5 December 2011, and the acknowledgement from the chairman, explaining that she has asked Frances Rutter, the clerk to the conservators, to respond.

The works have yet to be the subject of an application for planning permission, and must also be approved by the council (we understand approval has been delegated to the Leisure Committee).