This site was originally set up as save-wye.org to oppose a plan to turn the Kent village of Wye into a ’small town’. That proposal has now been abandoned. This site is no longer updated but please feel free to use it as you see fit. We no longer accept comments.
We've set up this archive because many other similar campaigns asked us to keep the original save-wye site alive so they can see how the campaign developed. You can also see a link to the free book about this story by David Hewson here. Many thanks to Wordpress.com for hosting the site for free.
Monthly Archives: June 2006
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
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
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
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
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
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