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Defending the Floodplain.

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Sk84goal, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Cue

    Cue Well-Known Forumite

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    Isn’t that generally a selling point for those who put them there?
     
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  2. Tilly

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    Atmospheric Rivers, sister of Joan
     
  3. Sk84goal

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    Well it was making a good stab at going back to nature
    0_The-land-at-Silkmore-Lane-Stafford-where-a-new-care-home-is-proposed.png

    But that couldn't be allowed so it was leveled and fenced, there is no money in nature! Greed always wins. Just think how much water that lot was drinking up
     
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    "....The proposed Silkmore Lane care home could be built on a raised mound which would allow the incorporation of a moat and drawbridge. Might be an appealing security feature for elderly residents ? …"

    Hope they don't forget the portcullis. (Some boiling oil might come in handy too.) :teef:
     
  5. Sk84goal

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    Hi All - bit of a desperate shout here, Do any of you live in the Penkside Ward or know anybody who does? The local councilor Ralph Cooke is refusing to call the application in unless a resident of the ward requests it :-( So if a ward resident can send him an e-mail asking for the application (20/31757/FUL) to be called in that would at least stop it being rubber stamped by planning. his e-mail is 'rcooke@staffordbc.gov.uk' the deadline is 3rd March but I suspect it would have to reach Mr Cooke a few days before that ;-( hope somebody can help :-(
     
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    The councillor doesn't need a resident to object for the application to be called in.

    The council will have rules determining when applications should go to planning committee. Most councils will refer applications to committee if 10 people object.
     
  7. Steve_b

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    There has been a response
     
  8. Tilly

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    Get elected

    The only way to change

    Vote Forum
     
  9. Sk84goal

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    Unfortunately that’s me , and I don’t live in the ward :)
     
  10. Sk84goal

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    That's interesting- this is all new to me :-( I was told It needed calling in by the ward councillor or 3 members of the planning commitee.

    Mr Cooke called me on my way home and the goalposts have moved again he now says he needs at least 6 objections by people in the ward before he will call it in.
    and checking on the portal I got the date wrong its by Tuesday! a big ask but nothings impossible. Next step I guess is to hastle the planning committee :-(
     
  11. Tilly

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    You need to alert the media

    Get your publicist to take some pictures of you with your arms folded next to the site

    Take a change of clothes for use later

    Write a press release

    Add your mobile number

    Wear wellies

    Waving

    Not Drowning
     
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    I understand this application has been called-in.
    - Wait-out...
     
  13. Sk84goal

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    Great News!!! That's made my day .. cheers Steve_b
     
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    Had cause to go to Gayton yesterday. Going up Vicarage Lane was like driving along a smooth, shallow streambed, about 2 inches of water across the width of the lane. About 3/4 way up water was bubbling out of the drain cover to a height of about 10 inches. Massive dirty puddle at the bottom of the lane about a foot deep.
     
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    The forum is quoted on one of the neighbour responses!
     
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