Archive for November 2011

Mega-nosedive for microlights in mid Bucks

A planning inspector, John Felgate, has rejected plans by Mr Mark Fowler to fly microlight aircraft from Bernwood Farm, Botolph Claydon in mid Bucks. Mr Fowler had appealed against Aylesbury Vale District Council’s refusal of consent in December 2010. The application was retrospective: Mr Fowler, the tenant of Bernwood Farm, was already flying aircraft there…

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Government should learn from Cumbrian green-space project

‘The government could learn a lot from the Our Green Space project in Cumbria.’ So declares our general secretary Kate Ashbrook, who spoke at the project’s celebratory event in Penrith on 11 November. ‘Here five communities*, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Friends of the Lake District, have revitalised their local green…

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Chorleywood Common fencing plan withdrawn

We are relieved that Chorleywood Parish Council has withdrawn its application for fencing on the lovely Chorleywood Common in Hertfordshire. The council had applied to the Secretary of State for Environment for consent, under section 38 of the Commons Act 2006, to erect 1,152 metres of permanent fencing and 352 metres of temporary fencing, enclosing…

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Society objects to polytunnels at Osbaldwick, York

We have objected to an application from Mr James Metcalf of Wakefield to site 58 polytunnels and associated works next to Metcalfe Lane, Osbaldwick. The society has sent an objection to the City of York Council, the planning authority. We are concerned about the adverse effect of the proposal on people’s enjoyment of Metcalfe Lane…

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Plan to suburbanise Cornish coast

We are opposing plans which would suburbanise the small rural community of Trevone, near Padstow on the north coast of Cornwall. An application from First Step Homes to erect 15 dwellings at Trevone Farm comes before the planning committee on 9 November. This development will be an eyesore, a suburban excrescence in open country. There…

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We say no to car park on Suffolk common

We have objected to an application from Wortham & Burgate Parish Council to construct a tarmac car-park on Long Green Common, Wortham in Suffolk. The council has applied for the consent of the Secretary of State for Environment for works on common land, under section 38 of the Commons Act 2006. The tarmac surface will…

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