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Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

This major amendment to the West Sussex Mineral Local Plan is recommended for approval by the County Council on 15 December. These are necessary as, following the examination of the Plan by government-appointed Inspector in September of the original Plan approved by the Tory County Council, the Inspector has indicated that changes need to be […]

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By NewsHound | Sat 30th September 2017 – 9:55 am Writing in the Independent, Vince Cable explains why he’ll be marching on the Tory Party Conference in Manchester this weekend. He certainly is bringing the anti Brexit fight directly to them. I believe it would be a healthy exercise in democracy to participate in a peaceful, dignified […]

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On 26 May 2017, the West Sussex Joint Minerals Local Plan (prepared by the County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority) was submitted to the Government. Mr Jonathan Manning, an independent Planning Inspector, has been appointed to conduct an Examination-in-Public (EiP) to determine whether the Plan is ‘sound’ and ‘legally complaint’. The Planning […]

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Lib Dem Conference MARCH 19, 2017 – 12:45 PM Where will liberal pro-Europeans, a group that includes people, even MPs, from across Labour, Conservative, Green, Lib Dem and no party, end up at the next general election? Will they be split ineffectually across many parties, will they coalesce around a new party or will the […]

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Liberal Democrats Fighting to keep HS2 on track

by derekdeedman on 28 January, 2017

The Liberal Democrats voted for greater scrutiny and environmental protection in the construction of High Speed 2 as the HS2 Bill went through Report Stage in the Lords. Bill Bradshaw put his name to an amendment that would have ensured that construction on Phase One would not have commenced until a full costs estimate had […]

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As previously reported on this website, Horsham District Council intend enforcing car parking charges on the three main car parks in Steyning from 1 April 2017. Sadly the two Tory Horsham District Councillors for Steyning, and the Tory West Sussex County Councillor for the area, appear to have not put up much of fight against […]

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By Katharine Pindar  in Liberal Democrat Voice, Mon 5th December 2016 – 1:11 pm “More than 2000 years ago, so the story goes, angels sang ‘Goodwill towards all mankind.’ It’s a sentiment that Liberal Democrats can generally support. The point I want to suggest, however, is that the British people feel an increasing goodwill towards us, […]

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No joy for Steyning over Minerals Plan site at Ham Farm

by derekdeedman on 11 November, 2016

Despite a massive petition against the inclusion of a quarry site on the outskirts of Steyning in the proposed West Sussex Minerals Plan, the officers are still recommending the inclusion of the site in a report to the West Sussex  Environmental & Community Services Select Committee meeting on 16 November. Although they have slightly reduced […]

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By Jenny Randerson | Wed 26th October 2016 – 1:10 pm Yesterday’s announcement has confirmed what we have long suspected. That Theresa May would bow down to external pressures from big business and the foreign owners of Heathrow Airport to give expansion the green light – disregarding her own constituents and MPs in the process. […]

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A Liberal Britain is a country where…

by derekdeedman on 21 October, 2016

October 20, 2016 – 6:41 pm Mark Pack refers to the excellent grassroots initiative, Your Liberal Britain, which aims to better explain what the Liberal Democrats stand for by drawing together the best ideas from across the party’s membership. It’s latest consultation has just finished, and the full results have now been published. Here is […]

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