Huttonian feels a bit cut off from the Merse
in the absence of a functioning Berwickshire on line. The news items remain stuck in a time warp of two weeks ago but the letter columns (of no interest at all this wek)have been updated. Are the Berwickshire diaspora being deliberately deprived of news they need to know by the Highheidyins who control the information outlets. However I have heard that tucked away in its usual obscure place page 220 or so are the latest applications for planning permission-applications listed are there because they may be in breach of the newly formulated local plan or 'Building in the Countryside' regulations which some of our landowners seem to find so tedious and irksomely restrictive and are in many cases looking for a way around them: Private Gain in the name of General Good (rapid promotion that-overtaking the other martinet Major Greenfield-Site MC)-two of our Riders of the Acopalypse. Apparently there are three such applications listed this week in the Coldingham Area and we only have to look within in our own community boundaries to see similar attempts to brick over (and in very local case) to tar over more green bits. Some with very unpleasing results as any neighbour of the Orchard Development will surely testify. Paxton is the ugly face of inappropriate development in a small village. It could get a lot worse.
If we are not careful.
Mind you it is much worse in Norn Iron as Huttonian will report later.
If I am spared