Planning Applications, PD and the like (General Chat)

Dookist

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Sprog One works for a big Civils company and what they really REALLY hate are bloody newts. They were doing the design and overseeing of a big roads project, and a "newt" was found in the site... allegedly. That "newt" cost the build nearly £1M in delays, costs etc etc.
Barmy!
 

Dookist

Member
Well... I've owned up to at least 6 protected species on my site (I'm wondering why I ticked the box now) and LPA still want an ecology survey... Dx
 

Dookist

Member
Does anyone think the LPA is completely trustworthy...that they never show favouritism or accept bungs, etc., etc...?
A more or less identical application up the road was approved without any need for a flood risk assessment, even though it was for two cottages & the site is much closer to the river than I am... Should I ask why they didn't need one and I do, or would that just press their buttons.. P'raps I should just accept the mysterious ways of the planners and bite my tongue... I'm already in their bad books, after all...Dx
 

holwellcourtfarm

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Does anyone think the LPA is completely trustworthy...that they never show favouritism or accept bungs, etc., etc...?
A more or less identical application up the road was approved without any need for a flood risk assessment, even though it was for two cottages & the site is much closer to the river than I am... Should I ask why they didn't need one and I do, or would that just press their buttons.. P'raps I should just accept the mysterious ways of the planners and bite my tongue... I'm already in their bad books, after all...Dx
Look up their application and compare it to yours very closely. If yours is refused it might provide good arguments for an appeal. Very unlikely that it's worth making a fuss now though.
 
Does anyone think the LPA is completely trustworthy...that they never show favouritism or accept bungs, etc., etc...?
A more or less identical application up the road was approved without any need for a flood risk assessment, even though it was for two cottages & the site is much closer to the river than I am... Should I ask why they didn't need one and I do, or would that just press their buttons.. P'raps I should just accept the mysterious ways of the planners and bite my tongue... I'm already in their bad books, after all...Dx
They will say every application is assessed on its own merits and/or that policy has changed since that application was submitted.
The Case Officer on your application won't pay any attention to this argument but if refused then it could be good ammunition at appeal but be careful the scheme's must be like for like to be relevant.
 

br jones

Member
Does anyone think the LPA is completely trustworthy...that they never show favouritism or accept bungs, etc., etc...?
A more or less identical application up the road was approved without any need for a flood risk assessment, even though it was for two cottages & the site is much closer to the river than I am... Should I ask why they didn't need one and I do, or would that just press their buttons.. P'raps I should just accept the mysterious ways of the planners and bite my tongue... I'm already in their bad books, after all...Dx
sometimes you have to bite your lip and let it happen ,as you cannot rush them ,do what the planners ask for ,be polite ,but do not harrass them ,they can get spitefull and they have long memories
 

Dookist

Member
Look up their application and compare it to yours very closely. If yours is refused it might provide good arguments for an appeal. Very unlikely that it's worth making a fuss now though.
That's what I was thinking... I've been on the portal and there's definitely no FRA in the documents. It's residential as well, so they'd need to have some kind of safety procedure in the event of flooding...it's just a few metres from a tidal river. Dx
 

Dookist

Member
sometimes you have to bite your lip and let it happen ,as you cannot rush them ,do what the planners ask for ,be polite ,but do not harrass them ,they can get spitefull and they have long memories
I'm being as good as gold! I bet it will still go to appeal, though... grrrr! Dx
 

Dookist

Member
...but I just don't trust them... I think there is an ulterior motive in asking me to resubmit & turn two applications into a single one... I know there's a catch, because it saves me money... hmmm. Dx
 

Dookist

Member
On the ecology survey saga, I've been told by the eco company that anything carried out now would be invalid for the LPA's purposes and that I should book between May-September next year... which throws up all sorts of problems as the LPA probably won't consider the application(s) without it... What a mess! Dx
 

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...
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