Archive for April 2010

We fight microlights in North Bucks countryside

We have objected to a planning application for retrospective consent to fly microlight aircraft from Bernwood Farm, Botolph Claydon, in north Buckinghamshire.  Botolph Claydon and its surroundings are extremely tranquil and unspoilt, unusually so for Buckinghamshire.  The microlight aircraft, which are being flown here unlawfully, without planning permission, destroy the peace of the area.  In…

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Henley Town Council dedicates its green

We have praised Henley-on-Thames Town Council for setting an example to others. The society sent a message to the mayor, Councillor Mrs Elizabeth Hodgkin, to read out during the dedication of Gillott’s Field as a town green, at a town picnic on Sunday 25 April.  The town council owns Gillott’s Field, a beauty-spot on the…

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Hardy heritage under threat

We have objected to a plan to move the historic footpath leading to the cottage where Thomas Hardy’s fictitious heroine, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, was born and brought up. Dorset County Council has received an application from the owner of Tess Cottage (formerly Barton Cottage) to move Marnhull footpath 25, which currently follows an historic…

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Englefield Green village green is saved

We are celebrating the decision by Helen Slade of the Planning Inspectorate, on behalf of the environment secretary, to refuse consent for works on Englefield Green village green in Surrey. The land is widely used by local people, and the inspector confirmed that the public have the right to enjoy the green for air and…

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Beechcroft Manor open space saved from development

We are delighted that land at Beechcroft Manor, Weybridge in Surrey, has been saved.  The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government rejected the planning appeal by Linthaven Ltd, following a public inquiry last February.  Linthaven appealed against Elmbridge Borough Council’s refusal to give consent for a block of three houses, with access drive…

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