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planning permission

12 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to William Benson and Jonathan MacDonald

Sign to stop ill-considered planning and development in Royal Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is allowing developers to fill our town with inappropriately large-scale property developments, with second rate architecture and little to no parking. Our planners and councillors are not listening to experts so it's time for the community to be heard. They do not have the will or skill to shape developers applications. They also do not have a plan this town.  43 units planned for Good Station Road (near Fenwicks) with not enough parking. 112 flats are planned at Calverley House in the town centre with not one parking space. 110 room Premier Inn hotel, with only 20 parking spaces,  approved for London Road, despite the Transport Manager saying the town won't cope.  110 apartments on the old cinema site. 127 flats at Union House at the Pantiles. 20,000+ sq ft soon to be converted to flats at Vale House, off London Road. 48 flats and no parking at 7-9 Londsdale Gardens. …and many more. The impact is significant. Our roads, on street parking bays and car parks cannot take the extra pressure.  And air quality is suffering from the pollution. Development is being permitted with very little consideration to whether the infrastructure can cope.   Although some developments are replacing bland 1960’s architecture, our planners and conservation officers are allowing poor and obtrusive architecture to replace it. There is an opportunity to put right the wrong, but TWBC are simply making bad, worse.  Where has the pride in our towns architecture gone?  More and more office buildings are being converted to residential blocks. There is little office space left in the town. Where will people work? They will drive out, on our already congested roads, to their office job elsewhere. Progress is good, but we deserve much better. Sign this petition and demand Tunbridge Wells Borough Council listen and develop a strategy for quality development.  Having a list of objectives for the town is not enough, we need a Master Strategic Plan. And in the meantime stop saying ‘yes’ to large, obtrusive developments that are not sympathetic to the town, and have major impact on the towns infrastructure.    

sara wootton
1,859 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to An Bord pleanala

No to High Rise Hotel for Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge

A 365-bedroom budget hotel, 9 storeys tall with a ground floor bar is planned for a sensitive site on the corner of Liffey Street Upper and Middle Abbey Street. The proposed building is a bulky eyesore that will disfigure the surroundings of Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin's most recognisable landmark and tourist attraction. It will also dominate the skyline from the River Liffey and many other vantage points  The plans will require demolition of at least two historic buildings, one Georgian house and one house which may be much older.  This hotel will be a magnet for hen and stag parties which already overwhelm the Temple Bar area  Please sign and share to show your opposition to this disregard for Dublin's streetscape, built heritage and skyline.   The deadline for objections to Dublin City Council Planning Department was the 25th of September. The petition has been submitted to the planning section of Dublin City Council signed (reference number is: 044356)  If permission is granted, it may be appealed to An Bord Pleanála -- signatures are therefore still helpful and the petition will remain open for the time being   Further information and link below: It will be 11,780 sq m and include a public bar. The planning application can be viewed here (application reference 3697/17): http://www.dublincity.ie/swiftlg/apas/run/wphappcriteria.display View the proposals: http://www.dublincity.ie/AnitePublicDocs/00648788.pdf  

David Watchorn
515 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Pembrokeshire County Council, David Fitzsimon

Pembrokeshire County Council - Please Don't Evict the Russells From Causeway Garage!

The Russells, Ian and Caroline, along with their children have lived and worked at Causeway Garage near Camrose for over 15 years. This small, family run business is well supported by locals who appreciate immensely all the hard work and dedication that the couple give. In a nutshell, they provide an excellent service reminiscent of the good old days when the reputation of a family business was everything. Despite being situated in a rural area, the garage (having existed for many decades) has within less than a mile: a slaughter house, a timber yard and a concrete and stoneware manufacturer. The garage is next to two 1960's (or thereabouts) properties of no historical importance and a large new build which is being erected immediately next door. Despite this, the Russells have been repeatedly refused permission to build their own home and have lived on site in a caravan ..... which they now are being forced to leave.  Pembrokeshire County Council have stated that there is no need for them to live on site. We, as longstanding customers, completely and utterly disagree. The security of vehicles left overnight at the garage is paramount. The Council says a large security fence would suffice. This would be ugly and intrusive. Why not simply allow Ian and Caroline to build their home next to their established place of work and ensure the safety of vehicles and expensive garage equipment? It would be a crying shame to lose this wonderful little garage - a rural business, in a rural area serving local people. We urge PCC to reconsider their decision.

Deborah Tilley
1,649 supporters