the Eton versus East Chiltington
Are those tree huggers at the back there still whining about our eco
community building and progressive development plans? That's how it ends. This is how it starts.
Let them eat
July 29, 2021
Pearson - co-founder - Community Planning Alliance
Hi Zsolt -
- your Consultation in England's Property Planning System - the burglar analogy
I too been at the receiving end of far too much developer-babble,
planning piffle and, in particular the eco- garden- green- prefixes.
all had to watch some splendid brainwashing videos at one 'consultation' event.
My favourite bit was when we were told that if people living in the proposed new
towns (which would have concreted over 6,000 acres of countryside) like nature
they can buy planters.
Fortunately the planning inspectorate saw through all the
developer-babble and planning-piffle. So there is hope.
Editor's comments:- That's a let them eat cake quote if
ever I saw one. And is very revealing of what lies behind all those biodiversity
levelling up statements which can be seen on developer porn sites like
NorthBarnesFarmdotdotdot. Obviously I only look at them for the purposes of
The above conversations are on linkedin. You can join
Rosie's forensic conversations about what's wrong with the planning system
there. (She has
given valuable strategic advice and encouragement to the anti Eton new town
campaign). And if you missed it - because there's so much stuff now (and bright
colours) on their web site -
Urbanise the Downs is also on Linkedin
Is there a place for humour
when discussing these worrisome matters?
I think that while the
destructive threats to East Chiltington, Plumpton and our neighbouring parishes
have to be taken deadly seriously - with every bullying probe rebuffed by
an adequate defence - the campaign groups and their allies are getting
stronger. They fight to win.
It annoys tyrants more when you laugh at
them and mock them than when you fear them. So from time to time you will see
nutty blogs from me here. (Sometimes on purpose.)
|maybe that dog's not so
crazy after all|
in a "landscape Eton by dog" kind of
|paid by each download? -
paid by each face? -
paid by the packet? -
tired Uber van driver
by each page swiped? -
the ebook self
paid by the hour? -
poor to rich pickings
paid for words writ? -
paid by results? -
being a VC's such a slog
paid best of all -
by the bite
- Eton's dog
Rough rhyming I know... I still don't get it. Which
bit? All of it a bit. Last bit a lot. Last bit - about bites. How big is a
bite? This dog bite's a lot. It's a big dog. Big jaws. Jaws was a
fish. That's another plot. Let's get back to this spot. South Downs. Pause
for breath. Hard to follow? A plot's an acre, an acre's a bite. Hard to
swallow. Not for this dog. And at £2 million / bite...
Enough! I'm scared now. I see it. The great hound? Yes. Now I
see - how the fields could get Eton.
It still sounds crazy to
me though. Me too. Though every word is true. So I hand you over to the
care of a proper mathelytical article... No dogs? No. Or sharks?
No. Just maths. Not too hard is it? No. It's the the simple ma££s
of planning gain. I'm getting nervous about your spelling. The
dog's worse though. Yeah thanks. Goodbye nightmare sharks. Hello weird
dogs scary stuff. You already knew that. Yes - the scary Eton thing.
But it wasn't a dog then. It was a
Just as bad though? Yeah - it's the same bad thing.
over precious green fields - when brownfield sites are available - in the 2020s
in South East England - is more reckless and careless of the well being of
future generations than spraying the 1950s fields of North American farms with
plane loads of pesticides."|
Zsolt Kerekes, editor
wrongthingwrongplace - in the article -
Final Spring in
Novington Lane? (March 30, 2021).
|Editor:- June 17, 2021 -
many more Sussexes can we afford to lose? |
GB lost an area of
grassland to #urbanisation equivalent to the counties of Sussex and Suffolk
combined in just 25 years - according to a satellite based research study by
One thing which doesn't help.
million / acre gain in value by land promoters getting planning permission
to redesignate fields for houses in Sussex. (Source - UK gov data and
developer's own press releases.) ...read
more (on my linkedin page)
the landscape assessment walks in East Chiltington
|What do you like in this
What makes you happy being here?
recognise the dogs?
Was it really that long ago?
Editor:- May 20, 2021 -
Published today - a new article - the landscape
assessment walks in East Chiltington - looks back at an event which
has particular relevance today - when we're thinking about what it is we're
trying to protect. ...read the article