I ACCEPT I was wrong and the apparently all the shops in the Maltings are now let (Postbag, April 24).

However the principle that a walk across the city (appreciating that it changes almost daily) will reveal empty shops, so do we need more shops?

As regards the Sainsbury’s application, if you replace a porous surface, eg grass, with a non-porous one such as concrete, it aggravates the flood risk.Having a half empty central car park and Sainsbury’s wanting to enlarge, perhaps we need a bit of lateral thinking.

Jim Radford, Salisbury