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Has anyone successfully stopped a planning application before?

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 10:12

Tootles - most planning departments have an online database of all their planning applications and decisions.  Might be worth doing some research on previous overturned applications to get a feel for which buttons are most effective to push - this will vary from planner to planner - it is absolutely not a uniform process.

I know this as I live on a county border - and everyone comments on the visible difference between the development that goes on this side of the boundary, compared to adjacent properties on the other side.  It also makes a an interesting comparison in bin collections, pothole repairs and the like.....but thats another story

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 10:01

Morning all - another frosty one here, although looks like it will be the last for a while.  The lumps of ice i am removing from the bird bath each morning are all still in tact, sitting in a row on the wall - so its obviously not been getting that warm in the day either.

Not planning a big night here (hate NY - always more sad about the end of a year than excited about the next ... usually takes me a few weeks in Jan to realise that it will, after all, be the bestest year ever).  Quite a bit of taxi driving - my choice, as its one night I do not want Chicklet driving herself - she's not an idiot, but there will be plenty of others out there who are.

but before that ... maybe another walk in the winter wonderland before it disappears into puddles......

 

Happy new Year

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 09:52

Happy New Year to you all


 This is a great forum, with a great bunch of gardeners, who have helped me out more times than I can count.  So thank you all, and look forward to gardening with you in 2015.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 00:11

I'll be joining in on New Years Day - have already had a recce, but unless they are blooming on Thursday, it doesn't make the cut!!

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 16:46

How lovely Lizzie - think thats where the phrase sky-blue-pink comes from

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 16:44

Decisions, decisions MrsG.  Have fun deciding, then redeciding - its all part of the joy

Its a staycation here - just a holiday from work.  Photo is of Frensham Pond - in the heart of the Surrey countryside ...... never gets much press, but it is a beautiful part of the country if you can escape the roads.

grasses

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 16:20

Lovely Verd - looks like spun gold 

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 16:19

Wow KEF - that ice is amazing - what was happening on the canal bank to give that effect?  Was anything splashing ?

Garden programme on Sky 1

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 16:16

Goodness - sounds like for once I might be monopolising that TV planner - thanks gmaiden 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 16:07

Oooooo, poor back Panda - treat it gently for a while

Its absolutely glorious out there:


 I am so enjoying my holiday

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out ๐Ÿ˜€ 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

 
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Keukenhof

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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

 
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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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