Welcome to CarbonBrake

CarbonBrake is the blog for the international development advisor and author, Professor Richard Pagett.

In it I comment on matters of international, national and local interest concerning the critical issues facing the planet and society. Drawing on my unique hands-on experience from more than 175 countries and, locally, within my parish, I discuss and provoke on the critical issues of water, food, energy, shelter and trade security within the context of resilience, sustainability and climate change.

Well, that was weird…

Well, that was weird. I am of course talking about the Appeal for 81 additional houses at Elborough Bridge on the edge of the parish,  between Mouldon View and Ridgeway Farm.  This  Appeal was first started  in early 2019 but this was adjourned until further information was submitted by the developer. It seems that the application is now for 79 rather than 81 houses and discussions were supposed to centre on suitability of location, five-year housing land supply, ecology and amenity. An early point that was made by the developer was that […]

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