Fenced out.

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So many places are getting built on now. Here a tennis court or going to be covered with new houses. There an ancient field is being threatened with a building project. The reason? Local government is strapped for cash because of government cuts so they are trying to recoup some money by selling off city land. The problem?? The cities green lungs get clogged. Traffic increases. Yes we need new housing, but somewhere there should be better planning. Plus once a the land is sold how will they get more income and how will it affect the local environment  I guess I’m a Nimby (not in my back yard) but sometimes you have to say something.

I don’t know what I can do, many plans have already been approved but I will try and have a say in what happens .

7 thoughts on “Fenced out.

  1. I hear you and what you are saying. In the district where I live part of the original planning was to have a golf course which they did create and many people use it. People built their homes nearby so they could enjoy the view. Property developers now want the land to build more houses. …very sad.

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  2. This reminds me of a Joni Mitchell song. The words go… “They paved paradise And put up a parking lot.” The same thing is happening all over I think. We’re lucky in England sometimes because we have such a thing as Common Land. It started in Medieval times as a piece of land set aside by the landowner in the manor for common people to use so they could graze their animals. It gives rights to all local people to use it. And these pieces of land still exist and ordinary citizens still hold those ancient rights. There are two large areas within 2 minutes of where I live. The law is so old and the wild spaces are loved so much that the courts won’t allow them to be redeveloped or changed. Finally there’s an advantage of having an ancient legal system (normally it can be a pain)!

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    1. Yes I live in England too. The place they want to build on now is an ancient farm in the centre of a village that has been surrounded by the city over time. Unfortunately it’s not common land. Hopefully the building is listed and may only be allowed to be converted not knocked down but I’m not sure x

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