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Offline Mickraker

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It could be that Moredon Bridge was the thin end of a developers and WC wedge to build on Ridgeway and Pry Farms. All along Swindon Borders  :santa_undecided:
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10905105.Building_threat_to_Purton_grassland_opposed/



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I've never heard of Bradley's Meadow, but obviously the planning inspectorate has, because it was important enough to stop the development a few years back.

I'm beginning to wonder about all those grants government made to farmers etc. to 'set aside' tracts of lands for tree planting, wildlife encouragement and the Community Forest. There were a lot given around the edge of Swindon.

Are they now up to those edges with the developments? I wonder?
Neither the Wilts County council nor the developers can replace/make meadow land, a huge factor in that is TIME.
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Muggins, that may be the truth of the matter but it appears that what councils and developers say at the beginning could at the end can be taken with a large pinch of meadowland manure   :santa_undecided:
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Yep, I'm following that part of it, I feel the more we point out the whole scenario, going back just a few years, the more we can prove that there is no, or not much, historic memory of within Swindon Borough Council of what it has been involved in.

Sooner or later they will break the law, by breaking promises. Promises that may have been made WAY in advance of planning applications now. 
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And the latest twist and turn.....
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11163676._Crucial__housing_development_will_now_take_a_decade_to_complete/?ref=var_0

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This just shouldn't be allowed, planning permission for you or I normally lasts for 5 years as it should here.  From the day they begin building they have 5 years to build the development, after that planning permission is lost - in perpetuity.  If there really is a housing shortage and houses aren't hideously overpriced then these houses will sell without any problem.

If that means house builders make a loss then tough-luck!


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And they so say plan so hard that one bit gets finished before another is started and it's never kept to.
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This just shouldn't be allowed, planning permission for you or I normally lasts for 5 years as it should here.  From the day they begin building they have 5 years to build the development, after that planning permission is lost - in perpetuity.

Wonder where they stand on Wichelstowe. They must have been stalling on that for 5 years by now.

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This just shouldn't be allowed, planning permission for you or I normally lasts for 5 years as it should here.  From the day they begin building they should have 5 years to build the development, after that planning permission is lost - in perpetuity.  If there really is a housing shortage and houses aren't hideously overpriced then these houses will sell without any problem.

If that means house builders make a loss then tough-luck!

Edit: Ooops, missed out a 'should' which rather changed the meaning of what I was saying  :embarassed: (in particular with the in perpetuity stuff)

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This just shouldn't be allowed, planning permission for you or I normally lasts for 5 years as it should here.  From the day they begin building they have 5 years to build the development, after that planning permission is lost - in perpetuity.

Wonder where they stand on Wichelstowe. They must have been stalling on that for 5 years by now.

Other than the loss in perpetuity of permission business (which is what should ideally happen but no government would ever allow it) I think planning permission will have lapsed at wichelstowe.  I've not checked the revised plans that were passed/submitted a few months ago that were supposedly to do with the road infrastructure and amount of affordable housing.  But I suspect they will have also included new outline planning permission for the rest of Wichelstowe

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It could be that Moredon Bridge was the thin end of a developers and WC wedge to build on Ridgeway and Pry Farms. All along Swindon Borders  :santa_undecided:
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10905105.Building_threat_to_Purton_grassland_opposed/


It kind of makes sense for Wiltshire Council to continue building on the edge of Swindon.
They'll get the taxes without upsetting their constituents.

SBC and Swindon "planners" could continue to be a victim of their own mess success
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