After reading the article on the Karis Endeavour tower (The Argus, September 17), I have to question the environmental aspects of the proposed building.

Josh Arghiros is quoted as saying the 16-storey tower block "would not take any sunlight, daylight or privacy from neighbours".

I don't know which world he is living in but it's certainly not the world of the residents in Stanford Avenue who will not see any sunlight for most of the day or the residents opposite the site in Springfield Road whose privacy will be taken away by buildings more than six times higher than their own homes.

One of the new reports Mr Arghiros has commissioned to encourage councillors to stop opposing the project states the building will comply with all the council's environmental requirements because it will use pulverised fuel ash (PFA).

The report states that PFA will be obtained from Shoreham power station and the decision to use such an innovative material for the building had attracted significant interest in the national press.

There is a major problem with these statements in that pulverised fuel ash, as the name suggests, is a waste product of coal-fired power stations.

Shoreham coal fired power station was demolished more than ten years ago. The new gas fired power station has no coal and no ash.

PFA would now have to be transported from one of the remaining coal-fired power stations, possibly over hundreds of miles, which would significantly detract from any potential environmental advantage of its use.

PFA is not a new material either. It was developed as a construction material by the electricity boards 40 years ago when coal was our main source of power.

It has been used in building construction for many years as it provides a substantial saving in costs.

It is difficult to see though why its use in the Endeavour towers would interest the national press.

So what should be one of the most important statements as to the environmental values of the project appears to be based on inaccurate and extremely out-of-date sources.

However, rest assured, Mr Arghiros is kindly going to arrange an open meeting where his environmental experts will be present. I wonder what they will come up with.

-Malcolm Dawes, chairman, Brighton Society, Rugby Road, Brighton