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Outbreak of common sense?

February 17, 2011

So, the Nocton Dairies ‘superdairy’ plan has apparently been scrapped and the government have apparently changed their mind about selling off the forests. Well well. My first thought was that these schemes will probably rear their ugly heads again soon, maybe in a different form. My second thought was, ‘Right, Middle England, if you can do it for cows and trees, now can we turn our attention to, say, the NHS, higher education, people on housing benefit, disability benefit, etc, etc, etc?’ And then I thought, hey, there’s precious little good news around at the moment. Let’s enjoy these small victories for common sense.

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  1. February 21, 2011 9:30 am

    This dairy was always destined to have a rough ride due to the fragile aquifer beneath the site selected for development. I am amazed the dairy industry were supporting this application when the chosen site was so obviously flawed. If dairy farming is truly headed towards more intensive housing, then one would have thought a more appropriate location would have been selected for such an ambitious proposal and a flagship development. The outcome in Nocton has caused much negative publicity for an already fragile dairy industry, and that will take months if not years to recover from. The history of this whole debacle has been covered on our local village blog: http://nocton.blogspot.com. Thank you for your interest.

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