Category Archives: Planning Rules

The way in which we live is partly determined by the planning regulations which Governments like to change from time to time. Planning is not something which most people consider interesting until they cannot build an extension (or find a neighbour can that blocks out their view) or that we have too few houses for the people in society. Then planning rules become very interesting.

Government Ideas for corrupting democracy


According to this question in the House of Commons on Monday, the Government is abusing its power by spending our money on an attempt to win its own, supposedly  publicly accountable consultation, to build a National Holocaust Memorial Centre in … Continue reading

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15 years late the ‘key’ Tory MEP asks a valid question


Daniel Hannan has been the Tory MEP for South East England for 241 months during which time of 240 months he was one of a number of MEPs and even spoke very boldly about how he needn’t bother campaigning as … Continue reading

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An empty port and unbuilt Bridge


Over the last few days news has emerged regarding two very different Government sponsored projects which were each high profile, albeit for different reasons and which have now been curtailed, also for different reasons. Both led to the potential for … Continue reading

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Windfarm success despite the barriers erected by politicians


The news on Tuesday that the combined force of the on-shore and off-shore windfarms can generate 20 Giga Watts of electricity now that the Cumbrian off-shore wind farm is on line is very encouraging. The total power provided by all … Continue reading

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The need for consistency by our Council


This news report regarding the failure by Tony Antoniades to paint a building with the right paint, which is now resulting in legal action being taken against him by Brighton & Hove Council, led to a number of comments, some of … Continue reading

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Ministerial accountability


Its clear that when a Minister stands up in Parliament or indeed in any public setting and makes a statement, that people sit up and listen. If the same thing was said by an MP there may be some interest, … Continue reading

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Housing for young people


The following article focuses on the crisis in Youth Homelessness and the need for powerful advocates, it is published this morning in The Argus newspaper: There are few people who have the privilege of living in a Palace, particularly one … Continue reading

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