Cookham Discussion Board
September 20, 2018, 10:18:30 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
20 September 2018 - The Boxford Mosaic

20 September 2018 - Cookham Book Club

22 September 2018 - Live@the Church

25 September 2018 - Cookham Medical Centre Closed for Training - 12.30-6.30pm

TO REGISTER TO POST ON THIS DISCUSSION BOARD email the Webmaster@cookham.com with a User name you would like. This is due to spammers.
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Woodlands farm and Long Lane, Cookham Dean.  (Read 2052 times)
Snippet
Newbie
*
Posts: 12


« on: March 06, 2018, 10:23:22 AM »

Thanks to the people who noticed the green fencing in the field to the right as one goes up Long Lane.
 I have started a new topic to make it easier to follow than "move over Sarah Beeny" etc.
It does seem very odd it comes right to the edge of the road and is the type used to control and survey wildlife before building work starts. Can anyone give any answers as to what it is for?
This is a really open area which can be seen from all around, it is an important green space.

Logged
Bagheera
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 436

e tenebris lux


« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 07:32:14 AM »

The name "Readingstoke" is used to refer to the gradual infill of the open space between Reading and Basingstoke.

We really do not want to see Cookham and Bisham turn into "Maidenlow"
Logged
Paris
Full Member
***
Posts: 120


« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2018, 05:26:23 PM »

Snippet, I think you may have answered your own question.
Logged
monty
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 705


« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2018, 07:32:16 PM »

WE need to remain as we are, THE COOKHAMs we do not want to be joined to Maidenhead
Logged
CLIPPER
Full Member
***
Posts: 105


« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 08:16:52 AM »

As previously mentioned ...'The Cookhams' are being eroded at every opportunity! when are our Cllrs actually going to do anything ?

You have Woodlands Farm / Doggy Day Care and other exploitations of the planning - where there is defiantly urban sprawl going on under the residents noses (Kennel Lane / Huntsmans Lodge / Terries Lane to name a few major changes).

Don't forget the approval of those 'banked' playing fields in Long Lane (not that they were wanted)...

I wish Cllrs voted one way or another with regards to planning - and were not allowed to 'abstain' in the voting  - as this is unhelpful either way (referring back to the Woodlands Farm episode).
Logged
Watchman
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 279


« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2018, 10:17:10 AM »

Folks ... Be patient.

You, the electorate, will have your way next summer when new RBWM councillors are voted in.

Just keep in mind all the current RBWM Council approved aberrations, roll-overs and strong arm tactics over these past few years;
remember the aggression and aloof pomposity and arrogance of the "he who must be obeyed" leader Dudley and then remember
it will be up to you, the voter, to change all that and put things right again by voting this lot out.

Only a year to wait .... so be patient.

USE YOUR VOTE WISELY.

PS - I read today in the 'Tiser's Cookham page that Pawezs and Bonezs in Long Lane have applied for planning permission to
change the use of the land to a canine day-care facility along with parking and a temporary cabin!
All this on green belt land!
Are they taking the mickey .... or what?
Will the Formal Wear Hire shop/barn now erect catwalks for fashion shows?

The mind boggles ....



Logged
CLIPPER
Full Member
***
Posts: 105


« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2018, 07:16:22 AM »

I don't get it Watchmen, why is it what we foresee others don't? This is a blatant attempt to corrode this corner of Cookham, laying tracks for the future to merge it with the surrounding areas.

That Doggy Day Care with its urban fencing that is more suited to a Housing Estate, no matter how much they are trying to hide behind a hedge row is a total eye sore !

Also, people have for gotten about the Pig Track Bridle Way being turned into a road ! just wait for it.. give it a few years and all those barns, porter cabins  popping up... you have another housing estate oh with playing fields across the road (pending to be built).

I cant wait to vote !
Logged
candy
Newbie
*
Posts: 3


« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2018, 12:14:35 PM »

The planning application for the doggy day care closes in 2 weeks. Not long to get our comments in.
http://publicaccess.rbwm.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=dates&keyVal=P43K0SNIHD600
Logged
Ian64
Newbie
*
Posts: 19


« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2018, 02:29:47 PM »

I'm all for democracy and as they say a change is as good as a rest. But as far as planning is concerned, it wont make much difference who runs RBWM, they'll be subject to the same planning rules/laws and developers know it.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2018, 02:36:40 PM by Ian64 » Logged
CLIPPER
Full Member
***
Posts: 105


« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2018, 07:45:55 AM »

Seems democracy is for the selective few.

Who would honestly plough their savings into a venture, not knowing if the site would get planning? -  'doggy day care' surly is not a modern day agricultural use ?

If a 'normal' resident tried doing this business from a 'sound' property in Cookham - RBWM would be all over them like a rash. 

Lets hope, should planning for this business gets approved, that some 'clause' gets put on the agreed plans that the site cant not be lived on to hopefully protect this corner of Cookham for the future generations.

Logged
Watchman
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 279


« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2018, 03:31:07 PM »

I'm all for democracy and as they say a change is as good as a rest. But as far as planning is concerned, it wont make much difference who runs RBWM, they'll be subject to the same planning rules/laws and developers know it.

No they would not.
There are ways and means of "getting around" planning rules and laws, especially when it comes to building
on greenbelt; compact housing developments which sees villages "embraced" into established towns; and, not to
put it too mildly, the voice of the people.

This present council rejects the voice of the people out of hand. They claim to "listen" but they never hear.
It is, through its leader, arrogant to the extreme and 'sublimely' runs very close to the wind where developers are concerned.

A balanced council chamber will ensure that democracy DOES return to the RBWM corridors of power and arrogance disappears -
thus reversing the current trend of power in the corridors deferring democracy ad nauseam.

And remember, developers are merely an extension of the powers allocated to them by councillors.
It is the newly elected councillors who will really matter ... openly and transparently representing the people who voted them in.
Logged
CLIPPER
Full Member
***
Posts: 105


« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2018, 07:29:09 AM »

Well said Watchman !

Property developers like to appeal (as per a recent TV programme), they can afford to, after all, as they pass the cost on to the houses.

Cant wait for the 'voting season' to start - out with the rubbish Cllrs !
Logged
Birdman
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 370


« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2018, 10:37:44 AM »

No idea what any of the above has to do with the original question, folks. It has been suggested it is to stem the annual migration of frogs and toads down to their traditional breeding pool. But it does seem an awful lot of trouble and expense to go to just to annoy local wildlife. One or two folk believe the toads in particular are heading to the large pond at Strand Lane, but of course there is a much closer pond at the bottom of Long Lane so perhaps there is something being planned for that pool?. 
Logged
CLIPPER
Full Member
***
Posts: 105


« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2018, 07:24:12 AM »

Woodlands Farm had never done fencing like that before... so why now ? Roll Eyes
Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!