A heart warming story in and finally… beavers after 500 years are back, ironically living on the River Otter. Adult males can grow up to 3-4 stone and they are the second largest rodents in the world. I remember Mr and Mrs Beaver as real heroes in “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.” This [...]
I am not sure I agree with this judgement. I do think however that there is far too little justification for calling some decisions in whilst leaving others to run their normal course. Until a more robust system is introduced people will continue to feel short changed by the planning system.
The communities [...]
One of two planning stories about who controls the planning system. I suspect if this application is refused the companies will appeal and then a long and attritional process which puts immense strain on local people will begin. I know a couple of people who have led local opposition to wind farms both [...]
This is thought provoking stuff, however without taking into account commuting patterns it understates the importance of rural hinterlands as the drivers of city growth. Those people living in places like Gedling, East Riding and Cheshire East will know what I mean. We really do need a more sophisticated frame of reference than a simple [...]
I had no idea that winter fuel payments were paid to those abroad. This article made me think about the balance in tackling fuel poverty between helping those in greatest need and providing winter fuel payments as a universal benefit. It tells us:
Thousands of British expats living in Europe are lobbying MPs [...]
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