Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Pinned Post - Oakfield - Update 29 July 2016

The next stage of the process has commenced – the Regulation 19 Consultation.
Representations can be submitted:
Representations not made online must be on a ‘representation’ form which is available to download from the Council’s website at or upon request from the Planning Policy Team. Representations must be received by 5pm on Friday 30th September 2016.

Fuel, Air Quality, the Market & Technology

Back in the 1980s the mantra was “you can’t buck the market”. What they forgot to mention was that the market can’t buck advances in technology; though some might try.

Open Democracy UK report that a corporate giant is lobbying the UK government to slow down the rise of the electric car. They are Exxon, the US Oil company, who have made three separate presentations to the Department for Transport since the Paris Climate deal was agreed last December arguing that “green transport” does nothing to address Climate Change while conveniently overlooking air pollution.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Green Belt – “Safe Under Us”?

Last Tuesday 13 September 2016 CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) London launched their Save Our Green Belt campaign at the House of Lords in the River Room. Earlier they had published a report “Safe Under Us”? – An investigation into widespread threats from housebuilding in the London Metropolitan Green Belt (PDF 912Kb), as reported by the Telegraph on the previous Sunday. Otherwise I can’t find anything else in the mainstream press on the subject, but it was covered by the “biased” BBC1 News, recorded at our own Oakfield site, see later.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

New Community Garden needs your Vote

A new community garden at St. Peter’s Church, Aldborough Hatch, has been shortlisted for a public vote in the Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Parliamentary Boundary Review
– Have your Say

The long awaited review into Parliamentary constituency boundaries has snow been published. Designed to equalise the number of voters in each constituency, thereby making all votes equal in weight, and reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 (while doubling the numbers in the House of Lords) it appears, at least in this neck of the woods, to be a real dog’s breakfast.