Category Archives: planning

Michael Dower, doyen of the countryside

Adrian Phillips writes an obituary of Michael Dower, 1933-2022, both important figures in the development of British and European rural policy. Continue reading

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Stop a dual carriageway through the Peak District!

CPRE PDSY must urgently raise money for legal action against the Mottram bypass, which will lead to a dual carriageway across the Peak District National Park. Continue reading

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Paths are great for the local economy

Ministers note: Walkers Are Welcome Towns demonstrate that paths are good for the local economy. Continue reading

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Waterstock warehouses: no way

I joined another protest by Waterstock campaigners against warehouses which threaten the nearby meadows & Oxfordshire Way Continue reading

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Agri-access betrayal: an update

A dismal revelation from environment secretary George Eustice about funding for farming. Continue reading

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Stourside amble

A rare (for me) walk in Essex which was full of interest. Continue reading

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Privacy prevails

Sadly Buckinghamshire Council has approved ugly new gates at the Old Vicarage in Turville. Continue reading

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Misnamed manor

Further development is proposed for the pretentiously-named ‘Turville Manor’ (really Manor Farm) which I am opposing. Continue reading

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Defra’s omissions

Last week George Eustice made a speech before the summer break about nature recovery, but he failed to mention public access and enjoyment which must go with such recovery. Continue reading

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Curlews not concrete

Residents and conservationists are protesting at plans to develop Waterstock golf course, Oxfordshire, for an industrial estate, next t a curlew breeding site. Continue reading

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