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MATSIM don’t bother to wait for a planning decision and remove 10 yr old Plane Trees

MATSIM have two planning applications outstanding for redevelopment of he 1-3 Ellen Street semi-industial shed – these trees border the Ethel Street end                                                                   This Week!! BH2016/02663 This application for demolition of 1-3 Ellen Street and erection of 4-17 storey … Continue reading

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Yes, but no, but…reluctantly…yes; but… The messy Holy Trinity application.

6 July 2015……..Yes, but no, but yes, but….. This famous catchphrase from “Little Britain” reflects how the planning dept’s decision report comes across.  What is proposed (a surgery) is a) needed, but b) pretty appalling, selfish, ugly and may never … Continue reading

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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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Designed-in conflicts of interest: the Holy Trinity Church pharmacy and GP surgery proposal

BH2014/04360 and BH2014/04361 Conversion to a GP surgery with its main entrance and …*alarm bells*…  an unfortunate newbuild pharmacy – both opening onto busy Goldstone Villas 20 January 2015…..Since 2008 here has been some secrecy and stalemate around the future … Continue reading

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The 7-Dials Wheatley Elm – pictures from the campaign closing event

9 July 2013…..The dramatic early spring tree-squat of the 7-Dials Wheatley Elm by Green Party followers (including Tom Druitt, owner of The Big Lemon Bus and partner of Goldsmid Cllr Alex Phillips) coupled with the angry campaign from local residents … Continue reading

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