Category Archives: Eco-towns

Stiff penalties will enforce eco-town viability

A comment comes in about the transport aspects of eco-towns covered in my post of last night Weston-Otmoor Flintgrad will be Commuterville. It suggests that the fine for driving out of Flintgrad at peak times could be as high as … Continue reading

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Weston-Otmoor Flintgrad will be Commuterville

The eco-towns, or Flintgrads as they are known after the not-very-bright single-issue fanatic Caroline Flint who is promoting them, are flawed in concept and far from eco. Weston Otmoor, near Oxford, has more flaws than most. We have seen New … Continue reading

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The silly cow of Milton Keynes

Housing Minister Caroline Flint, seeking to justify the so-called eco-towns which the government proposes to dump on rural Conservative areas, tells the Times that Milton Keynes has more bio-diversity than the fields which preceded it. I remember the fields which … Continue reading

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Eco-towns – a no-brainer

If you start at the bottom of the tree of intelligent life, you would first find the transport officers of Oxfordshire County Council. You would go up past stones and worms and ferns and come to Caroline Flint and John … Continue reading

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