Groan … another London architect wheeled in to put up proposals for yet more iconic buildings (17 March).

Why does Rural Regeneration Cumbria need to go to a London architect for ideas? There are many creative practices within Cumbria who could do the job equally well and with benefit to the local community and economy.

London architects understand neither our "challenging" climate nor our economy and on occasion get things badly wrong as a result.

Brian Ormerod, Mellor Architects, Kendal, Cumbria