Tag Archives: open space

Erith Riverside Gardens

I have written about Erith Riverside Gardens before: about how I helped the local community change the Local Authority’s plans for building on part of the gardens, and to generally improve the rest of the Area Action Plan in terms … Continue reading

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Making those living next to parks and open spaces pay for them

Some while ago I wrote about Lewes District Council consulting on their plans to disaggregate the costs of running parks and open spaces and charging directly those who live closest and thus (according to the Council’s own logic) obtain the … Continue reading

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Should those living closest to parks and open spaces pay for them?

  On a recent visit to Lewes, East Sussex, I saw that the District Council is consulting on how to pay for the management of parks and open spaces. Amongst ideas being suggested is that those who live closer to … Continue reading

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Floating Town and Royal Docks – a good idea or a waste of water?

At a recent international property conference in Cannes (MIPIM), Boris Johnson announced a major competition to design and develop a large floating development on the water at London’s Royal Victoria Docks. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/boris-island-2-plan-for-floating-docks-village-8531083.html My first thought was ‘another ill thought through … Continue reading

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