National Press

Mentions of TBAG or relevant issues in the national press


2012

11/05/2012
http://www.theydonbois-actiongroup.co.uk/2012-05-11%20TBAG%20article%20for%20June%20Village%20News.pdf


2011

05/03/11: BBC News – Land investment ‘scams’ warning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12609590

February 2011 -Jack Barker Golf landfill at Goldenhill Golf Course
http://www.sandyfordgoldenhill.co.uk/
http://www.sandyfordgoldenhill.co.uk/2011/02/05/golf-course-landfill-accross-the-country/
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/8847755.Golf_tenants_kicked_off_course_in_Stoke/?ref=ec

January 2011 Landfill waste tipping at Goldenhill Golf Course, Staffordshire, has now stopped
http://www.sandyfordgoldenhill.co.uk/2011/01/20/goldenhill-golf-course-closed/

COURT OF APPEAL QUASHES PLANNING PERMISSION FOR DEPOSIT OF LARGE QUANTITY OF WASTE ON GOLF COURSE R (The Friends of Basildon Golf Club) v Basildon District Council and Basildon Golf Centre Ltd ” Carnwath LJ agreed with Pill LJ that it was not necessary to go behind the decision of the Council that the development was not a ?County Matter’ and should not be determined by the County Council, but observed that he was “unclear as to what golfing purpose required the importation of such large quantities of material”. Rimer LJ agreed with both judgments.” Read the full report: http://www.ftb.eu.com/2009-news/court-of-appeal-quashes-planning-permission-for-deposit-of-large-quantity-of-waste-on-golf-course.asp


2010

15/10/10
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/8453416.Revamp_of_golf_course_branded____planning_scam___/

12/10/10
http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/whereilive/localheadlines/8447385.THEYDON_BOIS__Commuter_car_park_provokes_debate/

08/07/10
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/8259089.Agency_ruling_puts_golf_course_revamp_in_doubt/

03/05/10
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1270538/Residents-form-human-barricade-stop-travellers-building-illegal-site-picture-postcard-village.html

12/02/10
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/7215591/Conservatives-to-unveil-plans-to-stop-illegal-gypsy-encampments.html

24/10/10
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/153733/Freezing-weather-could-shut-golf-clubs

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/england/professionals/news/archive/2010/jan/2010-01-week-3/210110_4

21/01/2010

Waste site errors lead to £95,000 compensation
Two planning authorities and the Environment Agency have agreed to pay £95,000 in compensation to the neighbours of an unauthorised waste site.

This payment is being made after the three public bodies allowed illegal waste activities to go unchecked over a seven-year period, according to a joint report from the Local Government Ombudsman and the Parliamentary Ombudsman.

The payment by the Environment Agency, Lancashire County Council, and Rosendale Borough Council, reflected years of “extreme distress, aggravation and financial loss” suffered by a mother and her son after the Environment Agency and councils did not stop a neighbour from using his land as an illegal landfill site and failed to take appropriate enforcement action.

From 2000-2007 thousands of tonnes of rubbish was illegally dumped, burned and processed on farmland a few metres from their home. The waste, dumped on land designated as Green Belt, was enough to fill three Olympic-sized swimming pools.

The complaints about the damage the waste was causing to the environment and their property went unchecked for seven years.

The report criticises the three public bodies for failing to work together despite the existence of a national protocol which clearly required a coordinated joint approach on waste enforcement. The ombudsmen concluded that the case represented maladministration and injustice.

Parliamentary Ombudsman Ann Abraham said: “Our investigation found that the relevant authorities failed to take urgent or robust enforcement action, despite the very evident and unacceptable activities taking place on the neighbouring farm.”

Local Government Ombudsman Anne Seex said: “Anyone seeing the evidence of what happened on that land and of the devastation wrought on this beauty spot should be justifiably shocked and outraged that, despite all the legal safeguards in place, such events could actually happen.”

The financial compensation has been divided among the Environment Agency and the councils according to their obligations to use their powers to act on the complaint. They have all accepted the Ombudsmen?s recommendations.

Read the Local Government Ombudsman press release: http://www.lgo.org.uk/news/2010/jan/environmentally-unfriendly-press-release/

Roger Milne

21/01/10 Cannabis: Britain’s Secret Farms
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qbbwd


2009

07/11/09 The plots thicken for promoters of landbanking deals
http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/nov/07/landbanking-investment-scheme

06/11/09
http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/news/Waste-tip-golf-course-binned-protests/article-1487474-detail/article.html

24/10/09
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1222638/Judge-rules-travellers-are-allowed-stay-Essex-green-belt-land-calling-victims.html

23/10/09
http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/cheadle/news/Campaigners-look-nature-fight-quarry-waste-bid/article-1440263-detail/article.html

12/08/09
http://www.thisistotalessex.co.uk/billericay/BILLERICAY-Bungalows-plan-green-belt-golf-course-site/article-1245690-detail/article.html

10/08/09
http://www.uxbridgegazette.co.uk/west-london-news/local-uxbridge-news/2009/08/10/landfill-threat-for-uxbridge-golf-course-113046-24363339/

17/09/09
http://www.thisistotalessex.co.uk/news/CHELMSFORD-Victory-people-power/article-1347126-detail/article.html

11/09/09
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/4592624.Councillor_admits_he_was_wrong_to_back_golf_course_plans/

08/09/09
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/4585345.Basildon_golf_course_revamp_under_threat/

02/09/09
http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/4577223.High_Court_challenge_over_gypsy_and_traveller_pitch_numbers/?ref=rss

18/08/09
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1207238/Planning-laws-DO-favour-gipsies-travellers-says-minister.html

01/08/09
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8171273.stm

27/06/09
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/5663156/Builders-forced-to-work-on-100-million-gipsy-camps.html

18/06/09
http://www.dailymail.co.uk:80/news/article-1193810/Want-GP-Gipsies-come-NHS-tells-doctors-travellers-seen-straight-away.html

17/06/09
http://www.dailymail.co.uk:80/news/article-1193506/Council-plans-65k-Gipsy-awareness-month-schools.html

02/06/09
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1111202/Now-police-object-gipsy-camp-picturesque-village–racist.html

17/04/09
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1170464/Travellers-tarmac-new-camp-bank-holiday-weekend-helpless-villagers-watch.html

25/03/09
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1164755/Council-brands-pensioners-racists-objecting-cost-tidying-travellers.html

18/03/09
http://www.thisistotalessex.co.uk/gazette/GIPSY-SITES-GIVEN-AHEAD/article-778478-detail/article.html

15/03/09
http://www.express.co.uk:80/posts/view/89364/War-on-the-waste-Mafia

03/01/09
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/labour/4091663/First-43-sites-named-in-100-million-gipsy-camp-scheme.html

19/02/09
http://www.dailymail.co.uk:80/news/article-1148767/Pensioner-faces-jail-refusing-pay-council-tax-travellers-door-commit-250-crimes.html

23/01/09
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5569848.ece

20/01/09
http://www.thisistotalessex.co.uk:80/news/End-parking-woes/article-627358-detail/article.html

16/01/09
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1117582/Council-wants-500-000-erect-sound-barrier-spare-travellers-delicate-feelings.html


2008

30/12/08
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1102867/Council-disregard-objections-3-000-residents-traveller-site-racist.html

21/12/08
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/7794344.stm

21/11/08
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1087942/Fury-100million-plan-hundreds-gipsy-sites-country.html
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1954700.ece

19/11/08
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7738743.stm

17/11/08
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1086435/Homeowners-forced-sell-land-travellers-gypsies-permanent-sites.html

14/08/08
http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/whereilive/localheadlines/3593521.THEYDON_BOIS__Golf_site_is_a_race_track/


2006

23/05/06
http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/mortgages-and-homes/ask-an-expert/article.html?in_article_id=409310&in_page

23/01/06
http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2006/01_january/23/inside_out.shtml