|(comment: hear! hear! and here! here!)
Unfortunately, it would seem that many
local councils if not parish councils seem to think that they need or are
obliged or feel under pressure to approve planning applications for more
dwellings in their area
A village like Freshford, perhaps
one of the smallest most highly populated parishes in England is apparently
under pressure for more building. Every village one has to suppose needs to expand
to accommodate its children? In which case the expanded village will face more
pressure to grow, and so to grow, and grow.
Services? certainly at least a village school.
where children of the village and living near the village can grow up together.
Then to be split up in Freshford's case because catchment areas mean that the
village children will have to go to different secondary schools.
Will we want to live in a village where
a new settlement is to be built, even though such a development is not
sustainable as mentioned elsewhere for several reasons and where our beautiful
environment that we are fortunate to live in will have an inevitable increase in
traffic through it.
Sustainable? can the United Kingdom
provide enough food to provide for everyone? what will happen to us all when the
increasing price of fuel makes imported food more expensive?
Infrastructure? we need to go at least
4 miles to buy fuel. We need fuel, even if we are retired, to travel to buy