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A logic-free zone

March 24th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics

The Crawley News has a story this week about a Tory councillor’s reasons for not going to many meetings that he is supposed to be part of. He says that the reason for his poor attendance is that he stopped going to development control committee meetings because they are “a logic-free zone”. He said: I […]

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The planning problem

October 11th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Politics

Earlier today I came across something that quoted from the Tory plans to relax planning regulations and save the country by building conservatories, and a thought struck me. Cameron (and Clegg) were talking about legislation to make it harder for residents to hold up development and for building to go ahead on the green belt […]

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Not an economic plan

September 7th, 2012 · Comments Off · Politics

I’m still half-expecting to find that the government’s new big plan (to allow bigger extensions for a year) is a wind-up. Miliband is right, and a bit amusing, when he points out that it doesn’t amount to an economic plan, but it also has the potential to be quite disruptive in other ways too. These […]

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Joining the dots

July 8th, 2010 · Comments Off · Politics

A quick plug for the ever readable Hopi Sen who has been joining a few dots… If you read that, do remember to try and look surprised when Tesco finally get to expand their Crawley shop onto the Hazelwick playing fields the next time they try. At least you have to applaud the coalition for […]

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Yes its pretty, but…

February 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Crawley Council are rightly pleased about the renovation of the Langley Green parade and the surrounding area, concentrating on the design details in this press release.  A while ago I stopped there myself to use the shops and while being pleased with the improved parking arrangements I also noticed the distinctive bollards. I can remember […]

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Thames Town

December 9th, 2009 · Comments Off · Life

I found out about this town in China via Chris Applegate on Twitter.   It looks like a sort of large-scale Poundbury-type project.  Be interesting to see what their Swedish, Dutch, German, Spanish and Italian towns look like.  The whole thing sounds like somebody doing the World Showcase bit of Epcot on a massive scale with […]

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Come on down

July 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life, Work

It is going to be a (slightly) historic day on Monday.  The tall chimney opposite County Oak in Crawley is coming down.  Over the last couple of weeks we have enjoyed watching various mechanical monsters chewing up the factory building next to it, and now we are ready for the main event.

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Historic

April 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

In this week’s Crawley Observer there was a letter following up last week’s story about the proposed demolition of the old cinema in Brighton Road.  I had meant to make some comment on the story at the time and just never got round to it, but not because of the cinema.

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Demolition Time

January 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

If you live in a mid-terrace house, and wake to find the house next door is being demolished it cannot be much fun, and you have to wonder just how much more brazen developers can get. On the other hand, you have to worry a bit about the neighbours when they can say “The safety […]

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Respectable Street

January 4th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Life

Well…  I didn’t say I was giving up the song titles completely This morning I have been faintly amused and bemused by the news from Lewes, where the local council is considering guidelines for the naming of roads.

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