Fishwick Folly Fails to Flounder
If you have the stomach to go to http://eplanning.scotborders.gov.uk/publicaccess/tdc/DcApplication/application_detailview.aspx?caseno=J304S7NT70000
you will see that as we were concentrating on the Hustings the proposal to build six houses and a new bit of road at Fishwick has been approved. Not by the Berwickshire Area Committee but by 'the chairman's delegated decision' . At least it is the Chairman and not the 'Depute' Big Jim Conundrum. And there are conditions but not yet specified on the website. There you are. Berwickshire planning at its worst and a decision just taken before the election in case, no doubt, the new councillors might have wanted to say no. And a decision taken in the teeth of opposition from the local Community Council (referred to, disparagingly by the architects as 'the Parish Council') So we must be in Northumberland, must not we? There is local knowledge for you. And a nother horse and cart (or rather a gas guzzling Range Rover) driven through the Building in The countryside and Local Plan guidelines. Like forged fivers they are now not worth the paper they are printed on.
And all predicated on a monstrous fib-that a new road is needed in Fishwick because of its dangerous traffic.