Petition to Isle Of Man Government
Stop new residential housing developments on the Isle of Man.
DO YOU OWN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY ON THE ISLE OF MAN? HAVE YOU WORKED OUT HOW MUCH INTEREST YOU HAVE PAID TO OWN AN ASSET THAT HAS GONE DOWN IN VALUE OVER LAST 8 YEARS? Since the global financial crash, the housing market has also crashed on the Isle of Man. Every homeowner has been affected. The value of housing has fallen significantly and the equity of most homeowners in their property has been greatly reduced if not eliminated. This has been exacerbated by the continual building of new homes, while owners of existing housing are unable to sell existing housing stock. The inability to sell (and in most cases also then buy another IoM property) has virtually stalled the whole market. Whether upsizing or downsizing families are now unable to sell (other than at firesale values) within a reasonable time, even if they take the painfully reduced equity they now have as a result of the current over supply. This petition seeks the IoM Government to act urgently so that whilst the average time to sell residential properties exceeds 4 months the Isle of Man Government places a freeze on all new residential housing development permissions being granted. Permissions already granted and not started should be suspended until conditions improve. The Isle of Man taxpaying homeowners are being sacrificed for a few housing developers. The existing housing stock will still require maintenance and improvement/extension to keep a sensible sized construction sector active but without this action ALL Isle of Man homeowners are being hit and will be hit further financially and in terms of flexibility to adjust their lifestyles for the benefit of a small minority. Please share this with as many of your Isle of Man friends and homeowners as possible. It has to be stopped and a large response may just be heard. Homeowners on the IoM, lobby your MHK and please sign and share this petition. It is time we are all noticed and our situation addressed before it gets even worse.
Petition to Lancaster City Council
Allow the Massive Wagons' "Full Nelson" mural to stay on The Pub
Massive Wagons are a hardworking band who have grafted for years to build a successful musical career with no financial backing and just the love of their fans to help them along. They're now signed to a record label and going from strength to strength. To celebrate their achievements, their local venue, The Pub in Lancaster, agreed to allow a mural of their upcoming album art to be painted on their gable end. The Pub is where everything began for the band so what better way to celebrate the new era of Massive Wagons? Lancaster City Council have now decided that this needs to be removed as they have classed this piece of artwork as an advertisement and have advised the relevant planning permissions aren't in place. There was no knowledge that this would be classed as an advert as there are no release dates etc on the mural, just the artwork itself. This was purely done as a celebration of the success of "local boys done good". The council have advised this needs to be removed by the end of the July. We're asking the council to think about this decision and reverse it. Of course the guys are more than happy to co-operate and apply for the relevant permissions now they've been made aware of them as they're confident of success but we want the mural to remain whilst this happens. A lot of time and effort has gone into the artwork and to remove it would just be a tragic loss. The Rock Fairy x
Petition to Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Rt Hon David Rutley MP
Stop developers applying for "access only" a loophole for large planning applications
Developers and their agents are using a loophole to apply for "access only" for large development, in order that all other matters relating to the planning application are "reserved" for a later date, which then avoids the scrutiny of the public, and is less likely to be rejected. All the details for a planning application should be submitted at the outset, and and amendments to an application must impose a charge, relating to the profit the builder will make. i.e. £8,000,000 nett income, £80,000 charge.
Petition to UK Parliament
Remove the new planning permission fee when Permitted development rights are revoked.
New laws under THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (FEES FOR APPLICATIONS, DEEMED APPLICATIONS, REQUESTS AND SITE VISITS) (ENGLAND) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2017 state that when your permitted development rights are removed for ANY developments you now have to pay a full householder planning application fee. These rights include simple things including fitting a garden shed, a outhouse, block paving, decking ECT... It also covers what you are normally allowed as a extension to your property. If the government wants us to have to apply for planning permission for a development that is free everywhere else because they have taken away our right. We should NOT have to pay a fee. This has been the case since development rights have been able to be revoked and should remain so.
Petition to Wirral Council
Wirral Council refuse planning application for a care village on Thornton Hough Greenbelt
We call on Wirral Council to refuse the planning application by English Care Villages and Leverhulme Estates to build a large care village on Greenbelt land inside the historic village of Thornton Hough. The development is a nearly 1/3 increase to the size of the historic village, taking up precious Greenbelt land. We do not need this development at this location, please stop it from being built.