I thought it might be fun to start a thread logging "Not In My Back Yard" objections to planning applications with extra points awarded for empty threats to move and spurious wildlife claims.
A classic of the type is this one.
This "news" story is about the plans for a water-ski circuit on the Bute East Dock. It's a sensible and modest scheme to bring a redundant piece of water into use - or at least that's what the Residents' Association seems to think.
i own several properties in the bay and am reserving judgement on this one, and have asked for further details. parking needs more info as does the noise of the proposal, laos the visuals need to be worked up more.
i'm generally ok with it, but to date i'd say most residents are not, be suprised if it gets much further. have to say i would have expected it over by the other water features in the bay
How strange. The ONLY UK centre for otter research is Cardiff University:
What have they to say about these otters, I wonder?
The proposal is interesting and certainly would add to the 'Bay Experience'. As a quasi sporadic keen watersports enthusiast I would like to see facilities like this open. Llanishen Reservoir would have been perfect!
I do recognise that it is perfectly acceptable for residents to object to this though. I do think this is not full on Nimbyism From a certain point of view, had they wanted an 'active waterfront' dwelling I dare say they would have purchased a Bayside/Beach apartment.
In my limited experience, the type of people who suddenly take an interest in otters (as an excuse for opposing a development) are invariably the same type of people who would be trying to get them exterminated if they were caught trying to get in their bins
Mr Riste is a bit too like Mr Piste to avoid comment. There isn't an element of wind up in there by any chance?
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