Monthly Archives: June 2006

Ever get the feeling you’re being stitched up?

You would have thought, given the fiasco of the concordats and the threat of complaints to the local government ombudsman, that some of our most senior public servants would learn to shut up when it comes to their enthusiasm for … Continue reading

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Wye Park would double size of village

Imperial College’s first tentative plans of its Wye Park proposal would virtually double the built-up area of the village even before a single acre is lost to speculative housing development. The plans — put together by masterplanners Skidmore, Owings and … Continue reading

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Better call International Rescue

Putting aside all the hype about Imperial’s new and possibly hypothetical science of GM crop derived biofuels, let’s take a reality check on the economic interests behind its core operations. By far the largest element of Imperial College’s research activity … Continue reading

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Vote on the simplest question of all

Imperial College and its handful of supporters insist that the majority view in Wye is in favour of its development proposals… and only a small minority of Nimbies oppose the ground-breaking handover of the protected countryside of the Area of … Continue reading

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Imperial … also leader in selective amnesia

Sometimes Imperial College is uncharacteristically shy about attracting publicity for its world class activities. Five years ago it had to pay nearly £50,000 in fines and legal fees after potentially releasing a deadly virus, for which there is no known … Continue reading

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Is Wye safe in Ashford council’s hands?

by Mike Copland for Wye Flood Group Wye’s biggest housing development on the AONB for 30 years – complete with endangered newts and water voles! – comes up for a final detailed planning approval by Ashford Borough Council Planning Committee … Continue reading

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Finding your way around the new save-wye

I hope I can keep this short and sweet. As well as pointing this site in a new and single-minded direction, I’ve taken the opportunity to do some housekeeping. The aim has been to make save-wye easier to use, navigate … Continue reading

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