When local companies put in a planning application for a business use they often write to councillors explaining their proposal and saying why they think it should be passed.
We’ve just received one such letter from a local service sector business. Nothing extraordinary about that, except for a phrase which says “We do hope it will receive your full support…. in this time of deepening Recession”
That’s the first time in many years that the word ‘recession’ has cropped up in a letter like this. A worrying sign of the times?