Wednesday, 2 March 2011

An update

We’ve decided to stay and fight the neighbour’s plans to replace their lovely old detached house with a block of cramped and tiny flats with barely any greenery and hardly any parking.

To this end I’ve done several things to move things forward:

  • I’ve met with several neighbours, most of whom insist on plying me with wine.  I’ve not met anyone yet who isn’t bothered.
  • I’ve agreed to go petitioning tomorrow, if such a thing exists, so I might knock on your door.  You have been warned.
  • I’ve spoken with a councillor and the editor of the Gazette.
  • I’ve set up a Facebook protest page which I’m actually very proud of as it’s my first one and it has had 36 “Likes” in less than a day.
  • I’ve arranged a gathering of interested parties at our house, next week to encourage opposition.
  • And thanks to some advice from Tony, I’ve contacted these guys: AHA Planning. AHA Planning have lots of experts in Town Planning who, for a modest sum (£36), will evaluate plans and construct a letter of objection.  If they don’t believe you have a leg to stand on they will refund your money.  Sounds like a win win to me.

I’ll let you know how we get on but in the meantime, why don’t you go to my Facebook protest page and “Like” it, and spread the word.

Oh, and the house that they want to knock down looks like this:

image of Fairgolme from front

1 comment:

Sarah Maul said...

Wish you the best of luck Ann with this fight. Clearly means a lot to you and the neighbours, and at least you are trying to do something about it. People overlook neighbourhood aesthetics for the sake of greed. Power to the people!