Though I have every sympathy with Albion supporters wanting a new home for their team, the site at Falmer is simply too valuable to be lost to a football club - it is going to be needed for a decent hospital.

The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton is so over-subscribed, patients are having to be taken to other hospitals as far away as Haywards Heath.

It is also inaccessible and has inadequate parking facilities.

With the population of Brighton and Hove set to continue to rise, the hospital, already an expensive white elephant, is well past its sell-by-date.

Chris Swain
Tivoli Crescent North, Brighton