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Wirral Globe: Hilbre Island in the distance Hilbre Island in the distance

THANK goodness for Cllr Jeff Green and his assurances about the Dee Estuary being an area of special conservation.

I wish he had been on the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil rig explosion.

He could then have warned the advancing oil slicks that they were approaching several marine conservation areas.

Of course it is right that people in Wirral should be able to discuss coal gasification under the Dee without being accused of "scaremongering."

I am sure that Cluff Natural Resources will take great care if they set fire to the coal seams under the Dee and start extracting the gas generated.

However, it is heartening to think that if things do go wrong, Cllr Green will be standing on the tip of Hilbre Island waving his arms and warning the approaching devastation that this is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Glynn Ridge, Irby

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7:42pm Tue 18 Feb 14

nivekd says...

Meanwhile the government machine rolls on to get what they and their City friends want. Will the voters of Wirral West feel so kindly about their MP when they learn that: "The Government is clear that it is not seeking to remove the requirement to notify landowners of applications for development which relates to their land even when the development is far beneath the surface, but we consider the form of notification for deep underground development does not need to be given by individual notices to each landowner. Furthermore, the Government recognises that the requirement to notify is distinct from the right of an applicant to simply enter onto land without permission. Nor will these measures affect or alter any discretionary pre-application consultation between the applicant and local communities (including landowners), or any other publicity or consultation requirements that planning applications must go through." More in the EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM TO THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE AND SECTION 62A APPLICATIONS) (ENGLAND) (AMENDMENT NO. 2) ORDER 2013 2013 No. 3194
Meanwhile the government machine rolls on to get what they and their City friends want. Will the voters of Wirral West feel so kindly about their MP when they learn that: "The Government is clear that it is not seeking to remove the requirement to notify landowners of applications for development which relates to their land even when the development is far beneath the surface, but we consider the form of notification for deep underground development does not need to be given by individual notices to each landowner. Furthermore, the Government recognises that the requirement to notify is distinct from the right of an applicant to simply enter onto land without permission. Nor will these measures affect or alter any discretionary pre-application consultation between the applicant and local communities (including landowners), or any other publicity or consultation requirements that planning applications must go through." More in the EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM TO THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE AND SECTION 62A APPLICATIONS) (ENGLAND) (AMENDMENT NO. 2) ORDER 2013 2013 No. 3194 nivekd
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