As I keep saying, these things are all pretty much done and dusted behind closed doors with a nod and a wink and a "let's go through the due process to keep the papers off our backs"...it is sickening and frightening and getting more Kafkaesque by the day.
John Prescott is "minded to ......grant planning permission" for the proposed Berkeley Homes development, and he "agrees with the inspector that the proposal would integrate with, and extend Potter's Field Park."
WHERE OR WHAT IS POTTER'S FIELD PARK?
You can buy an album 'Songs From The Potter's Field' and there is a reference to the potter's field in The Gospel According to Saint Matthew. But no Potter's Field Park.
Presumably, of course, he is referring to Potters Fields Park. But what confidence can we have in a Secretary of State making important decisions on matters about which he is at least partly ignorant?
When this was drawn to the attention of Michael Taylor at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister he patronisingly said that they might 'possibly correct this', but he could not promise to do so.
I use Potters Fields when writing about the site. But the signage in the locality (and statements from the Council, PLP et al) use every conceivable variant of Potters Field(s), Potter's Field(s), Potters' Field(s) etc etc.
Because, of course, the correct placement (or otherwise) of an apostrophe will be what stops this proposed development from proceeding. I am sure it will prove a worthy ground for judicial review. And I do not hear the sound of porcine wings overhead.
Looks like our ever-wise DPM has all but given it the nod (today's ES) apart from concerns over the proportion of affordable housing. Obviously the fact that it is a total blot on a world famous view and will put the only park near here in the shade all day is completely irrelevant.......
> Looks like our ever-wise DPM has all but given it
> the nod (today's ES) apart from concerns over the
> proportion of affordable housing. Obviously the
> fact that it is a total blot on a world famous
> view and will put the only park near here in the
> shade all day is completely irrelevant.......
I haven't seen today's ES, but surely that's just what was reported on this site (and elsewhere) several weeks ago...
There is a meeting of the Potter's Field Development Pressure Group on 10th November at Nutmeg House, 60 Gainsford Street SE1. Speakers include Simon Hughes MP, Berkeley Homes, Office of the DPM. All welcome. Come and make your voice heard if you really care.