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Grist to the Mill

14022017 Council wins fight to stop new housing development in Yetminster 14th Feb 2017 News from Dorset councils

07022017 Housing white paper: Was it worth the wait? Politics Home 7th Feb 2017

07022017 Housing White Paper paves the way for better ancient woodland protection Politics Home 7th Feb 2017

03022017 ‘Do we really need so many new houses‘ – radio4  3rd Feb 2017 at 7.30am

01012017 ‘UK countryside at risk in rush to declare Britain open for business‘ – Guardian 1st Jan 2017

01012017 ‘Tory rural raid will ruin countryside, says Andrew Motion’ – Guardian 1st Dec 2016

31122016 ‘Building in the most scenic parts of Britain‘ (article in The Times)

31122016 ‘Development Hell‘  (article in The Times)

30122016 ‘Making a statement about the countryside‘ John Gummer ‘Country Life’ 30th Nov 2016

“…these homes need to be in town and not slurped over the countryside as many of the house builders want. Sustainable housing means reusing already used land, in well-connected urban centres, close to amenities, shops and jobs.”


16122016 Parish Council Election Results:

Bom 140, Deane 173, French 126, Jones 95, Knill 196, Pope 218, Ritchie 185.
Turn out of 27.8%
Deane, Knill, Ritchie and Pope are elected.
Big thanks to all candidates and congratulations to those elected.

25112016 Parish Council Elections are taking place on Dec 15th. Polling cards will be delivered on Dec 8thList of Candidates.

17112016 Hampshire homes blocked because of ‘gap’ conflict

Communities Secretary dismisses plans for up to 225 homes and a care home on a greenfield site in Hampshire due to environmental and social risks

Neighbourhood plan concerns help sink Hereford and Cheshire housing schemes

Communities Secretary refuses a development in Bartestree for 100 homes and separately a 200 home scheme in Sandbach, both were in conflict with neighbourhood plans…

Here’s a miserable insight into why many resident’s objections to planning applications fail.

For your amusement, an extract from Betjeman’s ‘The Executive’:


I do some mild developing. The sort of place I need
Is a quiet country market town that’s rather run to seed
A luncheon and a drink or two, a little savoir faire –
I fix the Planning Officer, the Town Clerk and the Mayor.

And if some Preservationist attempts to interfere
A ‘dangerous structure’ notice from the Borough Engineer
Will settle any buildings that are standing in our way –
The modern style, sir, with respect, has really come to stay.


BBC Radio 4 – A Point of View – Roger Scruton’s

How Should We Build?


Some great work by CPRE Kent – legal battle over a site in Dover in the

AONB has been successful……



03102016 Sajid Javid attacks ‘nimbyism’ as he calls for 1m new homes

WDC view of East Hoathly in 1998

East Hoathly Conservation Area before the recent chop

East Hoathly Conservation Area after the recent chop

14092016 World at One – Lavenham Housing

15092016 World at One – Lavenham Housing

16092016 World at One – Lavenham Housing

One Response to “Grist to the Mill”

  1. Julie Allsopp Says:

    Reporting power cut 23rd Nov approx 12.15pm

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