Ten years ago today I created the 105th post for Greenford 365. To mark the blog’s anniversary I will attempt to post a photo every day throughout 2022.
In recent years almost every item of street furniture seems to have sprouted a yellow planning notice. It is getting harder to keep track of what your neighbours, especially new ones, may have planned for their property if you do not have access to the internet. There was a time when residents who might be affected by a proposed development or alteration would receive a letter but the criteria for eligibility seem to have become more limited. Greenford no longer has a free newspaper delivered to each home in which they were advertised. If you don’t read the planning notices around your home and look at the application details online you may miss the chance to comment or object to them within the required period. Unpopular proposals, where the applicant has failed more than once, can sometimes get through when the application is timed for responses during the long Christmas and New Year holiday, or Easter, when other things preoccupy most of us. This application, for the “Installation of a living wall and rain garden” is unlikely to be challenged. The location is a business park, some distance from any homes.
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