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How do we get Trees the recognition they deserve?

24 March 2015…..Local authorities seem to tolerate more than proudly display and cosset their street-planted trees.  Mostly they reduce their appearance to that of a loo brush, regardless of species, biannually hacking crown growth back into that old-lady tight-perm look.  Crazed black skeletons freaking-out-look … Continue reading

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Compulsory Purchase of Medina House: the petition response

24 March 2015…..On Thursday last, March 19th, Policy & Resources met at Hove Town Hall for the last time before all its future council meetings move to either Portslade Town Hall in Victoria Road or to Brighton Town Hall and … Continue reading

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Planners: prioritising Housing Delivery at the expense of jobs? A case in point.

From Factory to:    offices, light industrial, leisure………….and flats…                             Dubarry House, Microscape House, Hove Business Centre  The quiet Formation of a trajectory 28 January 2015…..The Coalition … Continue reading

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Unpacking Miliband’s landbanking promise: “Use it or lose it”

25 September 2013…..Along with a promise, if elected in 2015, to freeze energy prices until January 2017, Labour’s leader, Ed Miliband, in his Brighton Labour Conference speech, 2013, also addressed the housing shortage by identifying and targetting the practice of … Continue reading

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SERIOUS chutzpah….unbelievable

“We are opposed to space standards,” said Steve Turner, a spokesman for the Home Builders Federation, the lobby group which represents Barratt Homes, Taylor Wimpey and others. “The objective of all this is to cut red tape and reduce standards, … Continue reading

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