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RED TROUSERGATE: land still not sold, another bloody CONsultation in the offing …

The Red Trousergate saga continues … David Bishop’s dodgy deal with George Ferguson last year to sell off protected public park land on the Bristol and Bath Railway Path still rumbles on. These are some questions and answers from tonight’s … Continue reading

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RED TROUSERGATE: the column of crap

Reading George Ferguson’s ‘By George’ column in today’s Cancer – alas not yet online – at least explains why he chose a career in concreting over public park land rather than comic writing. Southville’s great wit writes about Easter this … Continue reading

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RED TROUSERGATE: favours for the rich

And so it comes to pass. Our Through the Looking Glass council does it again. Now they’ve managed to grant planning permission to build a tower block on their own protected park land. Public land that’s not for sale; never … Continue reading

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RED TROUSERGATE: Bishop proposing multi-million public money favour to ol' Red Trousers!

Despite Bristol City Council officers still quite deliberately failing to take a decision regarding the sale of our protected public park land to developers Square Peg (Blogger passim), the controversial Chocolate Factory development planned on the land at Greenbank is … Continue reading

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RED TROUSERGATE: endgame?

After a firm kick up the backside from new Lib Dem transport supremo, Jon Rogers, council officers have finally published the long-awaited Railway Path consultation. And what a result! It’s General Public 6 Red Trousered Developers 0. Here’s the consultation’s … Continue reading

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RED TROUSERGATE: shambles, complete and utter

New Lib Dem transport boss, Jon Rogers has been asking some questions about the whereabouts of the public consultation into the Greenbank public land sale (Blogger passim) and has posted a response in the comments. The responses he’s had from … Continue reading

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Red alert! Planning gain games

More on the Bristol City Stadium saga … This weekend found the Cancer merrily spinning away for City chairman Steve Lansdowne with a generous little page 3 hagiography on his ascent up the Sunday Times Rich List while their ‘star’ … Continue reading

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Give us a C! Give us an O! Give us an N! Give us a dodgy ginger minger planning boss!

Put it all together and what’ve we got? CONsultation … Oh look it’s Friday, must be time for another CONsultation about the stupid ‘Cycle Houses’ on the Bristol and Bath Railway Path nobody wants. The new Lib Dem administration – … Continue reading

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Pompousthing's gone green

News just in. Bristol’s most pompous man, architect George Ferguson, has called in a firm of upmarket image consultants to undertake a drastic personal rebranding exercise for him. The aim is to help “detoxify the brand”; “recalibrate the public profile” … Continue reading

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Sprawl news

News drifts in about the land assembly process for the new Bristol City FC stadium at Ashton Vale. Predictably it features a lot of familiar faces on that small but influential local developer scene. At the beginning of December 2007, … Continue reading

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