Fwd: CANTERBURY COLLEGE DECISION
The Land Is Ours
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Fri Oct 5 15:24:41 BST 2001
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>Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 11:20
>Stephen Byers, a fanatically-pro PFI minister, has given the go ahead to
>the 60 acre Canterbury College campus, south of Canterbury on grade 1&2
>agricultural land. The documentation of this decision admits to a
>"tension" between the decision and PPG13!
>There was an immediate response from Christchurch College, who had been
>considering a similar location. They are now dusting off their plans to
>seek a site in the same area. Combined with the much-resisted Park and
>Ride in the same area, the whole southern fringe of Canterbury will
>experience huge traffic increases when these combined developments are
>This is once again a demonstration of the lack of environmental
>protection in Britain, and the Government's craven willingness to allow
>PFI to be used to do this type of damage. Judicial review may be sought,
>but there is little optimism amongst campaigners that this would lead to
>anything useful, since the bases for challenge seem slim. A general
>view is that participating in the Public Inquiry on the College
>dignified an undemocratic process. I wonder what it would be like to
>live in a democracy..............
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