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Remote little church that’s a big thorn in the side of housing development

http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/more-news/the-remote-little-church-that-s-a-big-thorn-in-the-side-of-housing-development-1-6603845

...A really rather beautiful church, situated on a mound in a circular churchyard, stands alone in the middle of a farmer’s field.

There is no obvious pathway leading to it, no homes to serve it, and these days no parishioners...

http://www.salvonews.com/story/call-for-help-for-ancient-church-approached-via-a-salvage-yard-x88055x9.html

..St Mary's was recently in the news after a planning inspector scotched a plan for 2,745 new homes because they would ruin the isolated setting of the church..

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Absolutely correct decision. why desecrate our history for this ludicrous myth that there is some sort of housing "shortage"? The problem has NOTHING whatsoever to do with so-called "shortages". the problem is one of price, nothing more, nothing less.

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Absolutely correct decision. why desecrate our history for this ludicrous myth that there is some sort of housing "shortage"? The problem has NOTHING whatsoever to do with so-called "shortages". the problem is one of price, nothing more, nothing less.

What about using some imagination and build some nice looking houses. Then they can become part of our rich history. Or is everything sacred?

I dare say when that thing was built a few nimby's were tutting in the background that it spoilt the beautiful grass.

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According to the story it never used to be isolated but the village that surrounded it was knocked down by the ultimate Not-In-My-Back-Yard Lord who really didn't want anyone in his back yard:

It is believed there was once a village surrounding the church, as well as a manor house - all long gone.

Ms Fishwick said: The village moved away in the 1700s. There was a manor house adjacent to the church.

It is likely the Lord or Lady of the manor wanted the grounds and space around the area for themselves so they moved the villagers away from the manor house, and therefore also away from the church. From aerial pictures you can see evidence of the layout that suggests a village and manor house.

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Why do we "need" these houses at all?

Those 300,000 (net) immigrants need to go somewhere... maybe a few starbucks will open so they can claim to have created jobs and grown the economy... :rolleyes:

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Yes, I wonder how much truth there is to the narrative that HPI is because of a housing shortage v a massive credit bubble - and much is due to each component if they are both contributory? After all, Scotland's population was declining during some considerable HPI, and it's doubtful there was ever a shortage in Ireland or the US.

And, of course, it may vary from area to area. I can believe that a possible housing shortage contributed more to HPI in London, than I can here in North Wales.

Edited by StainlessSteelCat

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nearly 3000 new homes in essentially a rural area where there are no jobs and it would be housing for commuters

what about the infrastructure - you can't just plant 3000 homes in a field much as the farmer who owns it want to make a killing

this is a more balanced view of the refusal

http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/more-news/abandoned-church-and-narrow-railway-bridge-scupper-fleet-marston-plans-1-6545053

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Absolutely correct decision. why desecrate our history for this ludicrous myth that there is some sort of housing "shortage"? The problem has NOTHING whatsoever to do with so-called "shortages". the problem is one of price, nothing more, nothing less.

Why desecrate valuable land with useless buildings based on a ludicrous myth when people need housing?

Edited by JustAnotherProle

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Developer: Someone who wants to build houses in the countryside. Opposed by conservationists.

Conservationist: Someone who owns a house in the countryside.

Stolen from a blog comment, although to be fair there are better places to build houses and our primary issue isn't a lack of houses or more appropriate land.

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nearly 3000 new homes in essentially a rural area where there are no jobs and it would be housing for commuters

You're right, but developments which involve adding buildings at the edge of existing urban areas are opposed by even more people, namely the ones living in those existing urban areas.

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I know, instead of worrying about lack of infrastructure, why but just build random shops libraries and doctors surgeries and then wait for someone to build houses around them.

Duuurgh

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To be fair, Beds and Bucks do seem to be taking a huge amount of development...Check out the site on google maps and see all the new development to the North West of Aylesbury..the new estates start only a couple of hundred metres from this church.

Its all near a new station for London commuters. (aylesbury parkway)

These houses should be put in London of course, but they wont be.

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I'm guessing the housing scheme is a bit crap - if so fair enough, try again. If we're talking about the principle of the thing then yes this is totally fecked up from almost any angle, religious, social, architectural or heritage for that matter.

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In due course a lot of areas of isolation are going to have to be built on to accommodate the rapidly increasing British population. It's increased by nearly 2 million since the last general election alone.

Over the fullness of time it will most likely even involve knocking down many historical buildings if future targets are to be met.

British people haven't ever had a vote on the various options involved in the grand plan of rapid population increase and even whether they agree with the population expansion.

It's always been a vote on stuff like a bit of tax off here a bit of tax on there, maybe a little cut in the energy bills and maybe a few bob on/off beer and baccy etc etc (much of which was reneged on after elections).

Maybe they'll have something on the subject of building in isolated areas and having to knock down historical buildings in the manifestos then people could vote on it (as if of course).

Edited by billybong

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In due course a lot of areas of isolation are going to have to be built on to accommodate the rapidly increasing British population. It's increased by nearly 2 million since the last general election alone.

Over the fullness of time it will most likely even involve knocking down many historical buildings if future targets are to be met.

British people haven't ever had a vote on the various options involved in the grand plan of rapid population increase and even whether they agree with the population expansion.

It's always been a vote on stuff like a bit of tax off here a bit of tax on there, maybe a little cut in the energy bills and maybe a few bob on/off beer and baccy etc etc (much of which was reneged on after elections).

Maybe they'll have something on the subject of building in isolated areas and having to knock down historical buildings in the manifestos then people could vote on it (as if of course).

Thats why the politicians of left and right love distraction issues. They can keep on plundering while the people are pre-occupied with things like gay marriage that have no bearing on the politicians ability to plunder.

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