Monthly Archives: November 2012

On Trap Grounds for Countryfile

Summoned by BBC One’s Countryfile, I arrived at Trap Grounds in Oxford on the bright morning of 18 October. The topic was new village greens – Trap Grounds being a prime example. Trap Grounds was registered as a village green in 2006, … Continue reading

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Rotten with dogma

The Growth and Infrastructure Bill, which has its second reading in the House of Commons today, contains many evil measures.  But they are also pointless, for the coalition government has provided no evidence that they are needed. Take the proposals … Continue reading

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Horrible hippopolis

I am not opposed in principle to horsey developments but they must be in the right place.  The proposed hippopolis at the former Stud Farm, now ridiculously named Valentine Farm, at Skirmett near Hambleden in the Chilterns is in the wrong place. … Continue reading

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