Saughall Massie Village Conservation Area Society

Image of Poplar Farm date stone, Saughall Massie Village
Not the oldest building in the village, but still an impressive date stone…

Saughall Massie Village Conservation Area Society inform us that they are now on-line with their own website.

Containing lots of information about Saughall Massie village, its history, its buildings and a portal for village members to login to, the website is definitely worth a visit if you are interested in learning about that particular area of Wirral.

Oaken Wood Lost To Developers

Eric Pickles Overules Fight To Save Oaken Wood

Oaken Wood Campaign banner imageOaken Wood may not be on the Wirral (it’s in Kent), but the recent decision by the Secretary of State for Community and Local Government, Eric Pickles seems to set a precedent for the destruction of woodlands.

Although initially bad news for the wildlife protectors of Kent, it shows some indication of how the present government’s new local planning policies work (or don’t work) which could easily have a knock-on effect for every area in the UK, including Wirral.

The Woodland Trust are less than pleased about this decision, as you can read on their website and it is fairly indicative of how developers see the protection of woodland and trees in general. You only have to look at the recent illegal felling of trees in Noctorum to gain an idea of the lack of respect those who value Tarmac and concrete above nature.

More than ever, we need to be vigilant regarding the loss of natural habitats, especially now Mr Pickles has set the order of the day.

Latest News & Views – January 2013

Here are some details of a number of cases currently being discussed by the Committee.

Localism Act and National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

It is still unclear what the impact of the new Legislation will be on the planning process. We are aware though, it’s has been established that more Applications are being approved than in previous years.

However, it would be timely to use this opportunity to comment on the recent depressing government pronouncements on planning and related issues, which, if implemented, stand to profoundly affect Wirral, along with other parts of England. The main concern is that the Coalition seems to be in a permanent state of alarm. Continue reading “Latest News & Views – January 2013”

Latest News & Views – August 2012

Here are some details of a number of cases currently being discussed by the Committee.

Localism Act and National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

In the last update, (see below), we made reference to the Society following with keen interest and concern, the developments concerning these two proposed pieces of planned legislation.  They were introduced by the Coalition Government Continue reading “Latest News & Views – August 2012”