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http://www.oldhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/s/1...for_new_housing

A LEISURE centre that has seen thousands of local residents pass through its doors is to close after 25 years – and be replaced by a housing estate.

This sums up the stupidity of the new builds going on. Destroy open space or existing facilities to slap up some cheap and nasty housing estates, bringing more people into an area who'll want and need more green space and facilities.

What sort of government thinks this is a good idea?

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They paved paradise

And put up a parking lot

With a pink hotel, a boutique

and a swinging hot spot

Don't it always seem to go

That you don't know what you've got

Till it's gone

They paved paradise

And put up a parking lot

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They paved paradise

And put up a parking lot

With a pink hotel, a boutique

and a swinging hot spot

Don't it always seem to go

That you don't know what you've got

Till it's gone

They paved paradise

And put up a parking lot

They paved a council leisure centre

And put up a high density housing devlopement

doesn't quite have the same ring to it ;)

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This sums up the stupidity of the new builds going on. Destroy open space or existing facilities to slap up some cheap and nasty housing estates, bringing more people into an area who'll want and need more green space and facilities.

This must be going on all over... perfectly viable and functional social and community amenities getting bought up and closed down short shrift by greedy developers so that they can build houses, or even better, over-priced 'luxury' apartments that aren't really needed and that create more problems than planners claim they solve.

Near me there is a popular social club with 300 members, and offering a venue for parties and other functions, soon to be bulldozed for the sake of a small few making a killing (or so they think!).

What is most annoying is that planners and politicians are not looking at the over-supply issue and the need for communities to have facilities where they can come together and be, heaven forbid, a 'community'. It's very sad...

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It's a good idea while there is real demand for housing and people are able to afford to buy! Otherwise it's a recipe for disaster.

Call that stating the obvious? Obviously!

Having said that, if it gets off the ground, a scheme like this will be at least 2 years plus before any properties are ready, by which time who knows what the market will be!

Edited by Sofa Spud

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They paved a council leisure centre

And put up a high density housing devlopement

doesn't quite have the same ring to it ;)

Read up about the Labour Party's Pathfinder project in the North of England so accurately described here as little more than 'thuggery and theft'

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/liv.../10/353777.html

No accident they named it after the bombing technique used to level German cities in the Second World War.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathfinder_%28RAF%29

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Because of planning restrictions most of the developable land is within existing towns and planning policy encourages brownfield redevelopment. Sites like this are rare morsels for housebuilders and a goldmine for the landowner. HPI, planning regs, govt BS about undersupply, need for affordable housing, countries love affair with property etc put so much pressure on these sites they are getting redeveloped quickly and we are losing many community facilities and businesses because of it. Well done NuLab!!

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Not forgetting that a Garden is a brown field site, so if your neighbour has a bit of land, expect a block of luxury executive exclusive investment block next door soon.

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And when they build a new housing estate the only way to get anywhere is by car because they are in the middle on nowhere. And oh Labour will charge you for the pleasure of driving to work...which may eventually be per mile.

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And when they build a new housing estate the only way to get anywhere is by car because they are in the middle on nowhere. And oh Labour will charge you for the pleasure of driving to work...which may eventually be per mile.

All they need to do is get the price of essentials to go up and it's perfect.........oh.....they have, how clever.

:ph34r:

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This is happening round the corner from me (East Grinstead). The squash & fitness club, which also does stuff like martial arts, has a creche and is generally an excellent local facility has been there for 20+ years is going to be knocked down for the sake of 40 poxy little houses / flats. The club is privately owned, so naturally the owner wants to maximise his return by selling up for housing. Apparently he has been trying for years to get planning permission, but the local planning office has quite rightly stated that there are no alternative local facilities for such activities. Then central government has designated the area suitable for brown field redevlopment and the local planning office have no choice but to accept their judgement. It flies in the face of the spin the govt put out about cutting antisocial behaviour and obesity. The shortsightedness of the whole thing is staggering, but despite a groundswell of local opposition, we seem powerless to stop it happening.

I just hope that the recent changes is the financial markets make the whole project a non starter due to lack of credit, but this is probably just wishful thinking.

The most annoying thing about it all is the fact that there appers to be two winners; the land owner and possibly the developer if they ever manage to sell the crappy houses for a profit. There is absolutely no benefit to anyone else.

If anyone is interested, a recent story in the local press can be found at

http://www.thisiscourier.co.uk/displayNode...e=sidebarsearch

I thought we were just unlucky having this happen to us, but it seems the givt are intent on ruining everyones fun!

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Here in Poole, the council sports centre, in the centre of town above the shopping centre is now closed.

A man from the council told me "That's gone for good now, it'll be retail next........huge space above existing shopping precinct, couldn't be anything else."

This, in a town where 10% of the high street shops are empty, flashy developments have retail units that have never been occupied and the only source of money that has kept the local economy going has been the MEW and knock on wealth of being near the highly over rated Sandbanks.

The stupidity of it all.

:ph34r:

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