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.Â 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.
Entries Tagged as 'Town Planning'
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 […]
January 4th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Life
Well…Â 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.
October 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Ebeneezer Goode · Life
Over the years I have visited Letchworth many, many times.Â At first it was to visit our offices there (when I worked for ICL) and then to visit Dad when he relocated there from London.Â On nearly every visit I was told something about the town’s peculiar history: often the same little bits of information, […]
October 6th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Politics
Anybody paying attention to the recent comments box to the right of this page will have seen a comment from Shirley that the plans to turn Broadfield House into flats have been submitted to the council again.Â The plans for conversion of the building and for ‘listed building concent’ (sic) were registered on October 2nd, […]
August 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Roundabout · Life
While walking back from the shops today I noticed that there are some roadworks on Woodman’s Hill.Â Dare we hope that these are the long-overdue traffic-calming measures that were part of the S106 planning conditions on the Highwood Park development? Just after that previous post I got a tip-off from Jim McGough that this work […]
July 8th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Politics
At the moment Ian Irvine is on a bit of a mission, and its good to see.Â Some people react to losing an election by withdrawing from everything, others just can’t let go and keep turning up at every official event ((Ken Livingstone for example)) but Ian has found himself inspired to activism. The beneficiary […]
I see from the local papers that the planning application to rebuild the Sikh temple in West Green was turned down.Â I’m not surprised by this, but I’m a little disappointed.Â I saw the plans while I was making a social visit to the temple this year and they looked like a vast improvement on […]
June 10th, 2008 · 10 Comments · Politics
Last week the Crawley News included the regular insert from the council: Crawley Live. Normally this is noncontentious to the point of dullness, but one article this time really wound me up: the one on page 7 about Section 106 agreements. It lists all the various benefits to society resulting from money extracted from developers […]
June 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life
…is a pile of vomit from last night’s clubbers.Â Well I double-checked and triple-checked but today was June 2nd andnot April 1st, so I guess this story from today’s paper must be true, and Basildon really does have a pot of lottery money to set up a heritage trail.Â Â On the face of it the […]