Seeing Red on Planning
I keep trying to work up a reasoned argument and suggestions as to how the planning system could be usefully reformed. Dr Madsen Pirie's experience - see Adam Smith Institute Blog - Planning in detail - seems mild by most but at least he had the balls to fight it. My planning application is in at the moment and I just say yes to their "suggestions" - I once fought and won a nine year battle with them and don't have the energy to do so again.
So my reasoned suggestion is - sorry I can't do it, the Tourette's keeps trying to cut in - deep breath - Before we had planners people built nice house, villages and towns which we now preserve, Five Year Plans belong in Stalinist Russia, - No I can't hold it.. THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT PLANNERS IS THAT COME THE GLORIOUS DAY THEY WILL HAVE MADE SURE THAT THERE ARE ENOUGH LAMPPOSTS FOR US TO HANG EACH ONE INDIVIDUALLY.. sorry I will go and have a lie down now.