[diggers350] Low Impact Policies for your local authority.

Gerrard Winstanley readingantig8 at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 11 17:17:14 BST 2007

Hi there,

Id really like a copy of the report if possible?

Im actually concerned with the urban environment (Im a libertarian-communist 
activist based in Reading) but I am currently researching alternative models 
of development to the neo-liberal one and the gentrification that is 
happening to urban and rural working-class areas, particularly trying to 
think about alternatives that are grassroots-led, and benefit the community 
and the environment before private profit.

If you are interested, the reason Im doing this is because we currently run 
a community garden on squatted land in a workingclass area of central 
Reading. The site is council owned derelict land and buildings, and they 
hope to flog it for yet more high-density development of unnafordable luxury 
appartments, but we are trying to pursue a community led alternative to 

Info about our garden can be found here:


So, yeah, if possible, Id be really interested to see the report.


>From: Simon Fairlie <chapter7 at tlio.org.uk>
>To: diggers350 at yahoogroups.com, ecovillageuk at yahoogroups.com, 
>pnuk at sheffield.ac.uk
>Subject: [diggers350] Low Impact Policies for your local authority.
>Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 16:53:10 +0100
><< w.dorset1-3.pdf >>

>Please find attached (hot from the cyberpress) the cover page,  contents 
>page, and summary of Chapter 7's new report, proposing  a  number of 
>policies to be included in Ambridge Local Development  Framework.
>Actually it is specifically addressed to West Dorset District  Council;  
>but it could be adapted for any rural local authority.
>Now, with the updating of local plans throughout the country as Local  
>Development Frameworks, is the time to be feeding your local planning  
>authority with proposals for low impact planning policies.
>We can send the whole 28 page report to anyone who requests it as a  PDF. A 
>paper copy will be printed in due course.
>Jyoti Fernandes and Simon Fairlie
>  Chapter 7, The Land magazine
>The Potato Store, Flaxdrayton Farm,
>S. Petherton, Somerset TA 13 5LR
>01460 249204
>chapter7 at tlio.org.uk

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