George Monbiot publishes an article in the Guardian entitled ‘England’s right-to-build laws are tokenistic and feeble – just ask the people of Totnes’, which reveals for the first time that Saputo UK’s COO and President Tom Atherton and Patrick Gillies, broker of the deal and now the self-proclaimed ‘designer and developer’ of the site, were in fact brothers-in-law when the sale of the site to Fastglobe was done. He writes:

“None of my questions – directly to Gillies and, through Saputo UK to Atherton – have yet been answered, but Saputo Inc, the parent company, told me: “TCDS has made us aware of these allegations. We are taking the matter very seriously and are looking into them.”