Why are 97% of our rivers shut to the public? A millionaire minister’s amazing conflicts of interest give you a clue. Read more.
Category archives: landrights & planning
The line that separates the public from the private sphere is arbitrary, but fiercely policed. Read more.
Could the rubbish published in the Observer about birds of prey be related to the author’s undisclosed interests? Read more.
In the name of saving the natural world, governments are privatising it. Read more.
This is the fate of young people today: excluded, but forbidden to opt out. Read more.
A report on deer in the Scottish Highlands is a sycophantic paean to Balmorality and landed power. Read more.
This planning battle is a fight between the people and a totalitarian model of capitalism. Read more.
The government’s claim that local people will have more say over planning is an outright lie. Read more.
Read the small print and you find that the government wants a total abandonment of the planning system. Read more.
As Sydney residents are being paid to leave the city, the case for compact, high-density settlement becomes clearer than ever. Read more.
The sale of England’s state forests is a chance to do something interesting. It’s being squandered. Read more.
Why does England have weaker rules on opencast mining than Wales and Scotland? Read more.
How good planning can make us slimmer, fitter, safer and less lonely. Read more.
A vast new opencast pit will ruin local people’s lives and wreck the government’s climate change policies. How was it allowed to happen? Read more.