Sunday, 22 March 2009

How Green is Ceredigion Council?

[See 29 March 09 update below]

Open to all:

Thursday 26th March
The Morlan, Queens Road, Aberystwyth

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Lammas Planning Appeal

There is a low-impact living project in Pembrokeshire which needs help, please see the e-mail below. You can help out by filling in the simple online petition.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Aberystwyth Madnessplan

As the articles below explain, there are proposals to demolish a number of independent shops and homes in Aberystwyth (on Chalybeate Street and Great Darkgate Street) in order to to allow a large, faceless retail complex to replace them. This proposal is backed up by the threat of Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs).

From the Cambrian News, Thu 5 Mar 09, p5

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Cruelty to lambs

Hugh Richards is a former president of the National Farmers' Union of Wales. He was awarded an OBE in 1999 for his services to agriculture. A pillar of the community then?

No, a convicted criminal - as shown in The Telegraph, he was found guilty of 12 offences relating to transporting lambs to market.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Llety Parc plans to build on green fields

Image from the Cambrian News, Thu 22 Jan 09

As the article above shows, Llety Parc in aberystwyth has been given approval to expand and build on 2.31 ha of recreational green land - around the same time that the National Assembly published guidance on protecting recreational land. As usual (and has been shown in other articles on this site) central Governments talk the talk, and Councils ignore it and allow developments anyway.