"It is worse even than selling the family silver, it is selling the promise of the grand-kids silver that they haven't even saved up for yet." Tax Incremental Financing
I REFER to your article, ‘Have a say as paths plan is created for the
region’, (E&L, February 26) and to Dumfries and Galloway Council’s glossy
leaflet Core Paths.
Considering Langholm’s history of common lands being eroded and lost to
landowners, any public consultation under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act
2003 – the legislation is supposed to recognise our “right to roam” – should
be of great interest to people.
However, Dumfries and Galloway Council and Langholm community council have
mishandled this consultation by inhibiting the public’s participation.
REJOICE! CALTONGATE, Edinburgh’s grandiose £300 million development project, looks dead in the water because the company behind it, Mountgrange, has run out of dosh.
Planners Network UK (pnuk) is an organisation seeking to establish a network to support critical thinking about the current state of planning in the UK. We hope that the network can appeal to a broad range of practitioners, academics and activists interested in rearticulating the progressive purpose of planning. Most importantly we hope to establish the basis for connecting all those concerned about the current climate of debate.
Triple Olympic medallist Chris Hoy has given his backing to the campaign to save Meadowbank from closure.
The most successful Scottish Olympian of all time learned his craft in his home town of Edinburgh and readily admits he wouldn’t have achieved his record haul had it not been for the Meadowbank velodrome. Yet Edinburgh Council plan to ignore thousands of objections and demolish the velodrome – plus the neighbouring international athletics stadium and sports centre – and replace it with a cut-down complex that doesn’t cater for most of its current sports, including cycling.
From SchNews – www.schnews.org.uk/archive/news656.htm
For the last 378 days and counting, local campaigners have managed to
thwart Tesco’s plans to open an ‘Express’ store on Cambridge’s Mill
Road. The street has a large number of mainly independent shops – a
rare sight these days when every town centre is an identikit high
street set of corporate chains. Continue reading