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"Pressure on green belt as 10,000 homes to be built"

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  1. chdot
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    I think it’s a sign of cynicism all round.

    A larger sum would look like corruption...

    Posted 1 month ago #
  2. chdot
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    Robert Jenrick, the housing secretary, is under pressure to resign after newly released documents indicated that he had “insisted” a planning decision for a £1bn development should be rushed through so a Tory donor’s company could reduce costs by up to £50m.

    In one document, a civil servant in the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government wrote that the secretary of state (SoS) wanted the Westferry development in east London to be signed off the following day so that Richard Desmond’s company would avoid the community infrastructure levy (CIL).

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jun/24/robert-jenrick-to-release-all-relevant-information-in-planning-row

    Posted 1 month ago #
  3. chdot
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    “This is the only green space we have; it is effectively the back garden for over 500 households in the high rises and helps combat social isolation,” said MMMRA secretary Neil Hansen.

    “It’s a well used and much loved park. It’s the only area where the kids can play, exercise and socialise. It’s well used by dog walkers and is used for fun days and community events.”

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/people/save-our-garden-locals-camp-out-edinburgh-park-protest-possible-housing-development-2901076

    Posted 1 month ago #
  4. chdot
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  6. chdot
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    Mr Cook called it a ‘travesty’ that parkland was zoned for housing.

    He added: “Good parklands are vital to the health of our communities. It’s particularly important for those that don’t have gardens of their own. The council should positively support residents.

    “It would be unforgivable that instead of supporting Inch and Moredun residents, parkland and potential community facilities are lost to present and future generations.”

    A council spokesperson said: “As we grapple with population growth, Edinburgh’s unique property market and the economic challenges of Covid-19, we’ll need to do all that we can to increase our stock of good quality, affordable homes for families to live in.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/politics/council/former-councillor-slams-travesty-listing-moredun-green-space-housing-development-2907973

    Posted 1 month ago #
  7. gembo
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    Conflicted here as whilst I believe everything young Nick says is wrong, just by chance a random munger of monkeys with an infinite number of typewriters might have written his text or him?

    Going to have to read the article

    Posted 1 month ago #
  8. gembo
    Member

    Ah, resolution of my cognitive dissonance FORMER councillor Bill Cook who is commenting.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  9. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Nick Cook has never been to Moredun or the Inch.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  10. gembo
    Member

    @IWRATS, yes I should have known this.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  11. chdot
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    "We're on a lovely quiet cul-de-sac and it's a safe haven for children to run around and play, learn to cycle.

    "A lot of people come here because it's a beautiful area to walk their dogs, bring the children, there are lovely rivers and it's part of ancient wood.

    The site was used between 1907 and 1912 as a dump for the ash created by the incineration of Edinburgh's domestic waste at the Powderhall Destructor.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/environment/families-fear-health-over-housing-plans-which-mean-digging-century-old-edinburgh-waste-2909018

    Posted 1 month ago #
  12. neddie
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    Don’t know if this applies to Scotland or not, but this doesn’t look good

    Cue loads of developments, where they’ve conveniently forgotten about any pavements, cycling provision, etc

    https://news.sky.com/story/homes-hospitals-schools-and-shops-to-get-automatic-planning-permission-under-government-shake-up-12040728?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter

    New homes, hospitals, schools, shops and offices will get "automatic" permission to be built, under a radical shake-up of planning laws.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  13. chdot
    Admin

    That’s England, but...

    Will they have 5 day consultations??

    Converted ex-offices being suggested as ‘the next slums’.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  14. chdot
    Admin

    Just England (so far)

    Under the plans, local councils will be asked to designate land either as “growth”, “renewal” or “protection”. New developments will be granted automatic permission on “growth” land and “renewal” areas will see developments given “permission in principle” subject to some checks. Only areas given the “protection” status, including the greenbelt, will not have automatic building rights.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/03/up-to-45000-new-homes-to-be-green-lit-ahead-of-planning-shake-up

    Posted 1 week ago #
  15. Trixie
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    To follow on from the plans to build on Moredun field; the justified outrage from the community has caused the plan to be kicked into the long grass. It won't be included in the new LDP so is fairly safe until 2022 while the council 'engage with the locals' about future plans. In other words try again later when they hope people in the high rises will have moved away or forgotten it was all they had during lockdown.

    Posted 1 week ago #

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