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The Sea Cat
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Edited Sep 13, 2011, 09:11
Re: Conspiracy confirmed
Sep 13, 2011, 09:09
tjj wrote:
The Sea Cat wrote:

It stinks. Where's the outrage ?!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/sep/10/planning-regulation-changes-countryside-danger

What is WRONG with people. Are the majority really too thick headed and self absorbed in the trough mentality ?


I have to disagree to some extent Sea-Cat, at the beginning of this thread I mentioned my local Save Coate! campaign which has been trundling for the best part of a decade with just a few dedicated people steering it (not me I hasten to add). I won't go into the background here other than to add 55,000 people signed a petition, planning permission has been refused not only by the local council but also the Secretary of State, But still the developers come back to Appeal (next one in November).

Here's the way forward though ... I wouldn't normally discuss my private business on a public forum but something happened yesterday which filled me with foreboding. I'm currently trying to sell my very modest three-bedroomed house (a Victorian terrace near the town centre). A potential buyer round yesterday - the estate agent had already told me 'he wants it cheap to multi-let'. Indeed he did, the only thing he was interested in was the size of the bedrooms and rejected it because the third bedroom was not a 'double'. Apparently 'investors' are now buying up old properties cheaply, multi-letting for the highest possible return. The ghost of Rachman returns ...

We are living in difficult times, with an autocratic, devious government ruling over us (in spite of alleged democracy)- its no wonder the majority are apathetic and afraid. Afraid of losing their jobs and even their homes.


Of course tjj. I was rather sweepingly referring to the average attitude to ancient woodland, monuments and a sense of cultural heritage. This is sadly quite lacking in terms of importance and relevance to many. Yes we are under threat in so many ways. I have covered this quite a lot re homelessness/vulnerable groups on Uknow, as I work in that sector.

The tireless efforts of yourself and others is invaluable, and is what gives me hope, and just goes to show that you can be fully aware and active in all the serious issues of great consequence that face us, including nature and our heritage.

:-)
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