Tag Archives: exchange land

Round and round the common

The Heads of the Valleys Development Company is under financial and competitive pressure to build its massive Circuit of Wales motorsports development as soon as possible.  Bizarrely, it opted to site the construction on common land, with all the inherent delays which that … Continue reading

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Open space to lose parliamentary protection

In the next week or so, the House of Lords will determine the fate of a multitude of open spaces, when it debates clause 22 of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill.  The clause removes parliament’s right to intervene when open space is … 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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