Of course an increase in planning fees will …

Comment posted Argyll and Bute Planning Applications for week ending 22nd June 2012 by Willie Hutchison.

Of course an increase in planning fees will add to the choke off in construction. Indeed, at a time when people cannot move house, or indeed get on the property ladder because the banks will not lend, the logic of reducing the 20% VAT on home extensions could prove invaluable in getting construction folks back in a job. But of course such pump priming to get people back in work,is not a priority for our Westminster masters, or our local Argyll and Bute planning boys for that matter.

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  • On a different topic one wonders if there could be a sinister issue with regard to the recent collapse of the RBS and the National Westminster’s banking systems. In fact, whilst the bank may anodynely refer to the 3 day collapse as ” a glitch ” one wonders if in fact the glitch is a deliberate fire to ease records or delay payments. Indeed, when in comes to criminality one only has to look at the Leveson Enquiry where news International have have lost crucial e.mails held on overseas servers, whilst previously undisclosed executive director i.phones have now been lost. Yes, it is not unreasonable to suspect the worst in rotten and corrupt corporate GB.

Recent comments by Willie Hutchison

  • So much for JOMO as businesses demand Scottish Government enables mobile phone mast upgrades
    So yes Newsie,, whilst you might not have recognised it, but there is an awful lot more to delivering communications than just sticking a may up and or upgrading it.

    I suppose that because you can see a mast that is why folks like yourself can conclude that a Scottish Government relaxation on planning will be the magic solution.

    Oh were it that simple but it does provide a good storeyline to fool some readers.

    And if further point needs to be taken then consider how upgrading masts through relaxed planning would improve the absolutely desperate fixed line broadband that residents and businesses in rural Scotland have to put up with.

    So yes its a lot more than just masts and planning law s, a lot more.

  • So much for JOMO as businesses demand Scottish Government enables mobile phone mast upgrades
    So yes Newsie,, whilst you might not have recognised it, but there is an awful lot more to delivering communications than just sticking a may up and or upgrading it.

    I suppose that because you can see a mast that is why folks like yourself can conclude that a Scottish Government relaxation on planning will be the magic solution.

    Oh were it that simple but it does provide a good storeyline to fool some readers.

    And if further point needs to be taken then consider how upgrading masts through relaxed planning would improve the absolutely desperate fixed line broadband that residents and businesses in rural Scotland have to put up with.

    So yes its a lot more than just masts and planning law s, a lot more.

  • So much for JOMO as businesses demand Scottish Government enables mobile phone mast upgrades
    I am afraid that one of the big disadvantages of privatisation, especially in relation to near or effective natural monopoles , is that privateers do not do universal service.

    Think about the newly privatised Royal Mail just itching to ditch universal service in rural Scotland.

    No you say, they wouldn’t do that. Well in search of profit they already charge +30% for commercial deliveries to Skye.

    And BT, the now privatised elephant in the room. Well they still hold the absolute lion’s share of cable and connection infrastructure which most mobile and fixed line operators have to use.

    So what’s the message then from the large corporate interests.

    Well read the recent statements from the what was BAA Edinburgh. They want Ptestwick airport closed down because being owned by the Scottish government it presents unfair competition to them.

    Yes Mrs Thatcher, wasn’t she so right when she let rampant corporatism loose.

  • Prince Albert of Monaco visits Islay and Jura distilleries
    Callum, it is indeed fantastic that the Prince of Monoco wanted to visit Islay.

    Scotland showing its best face and getting results is what we want.

    My reference to the Red Road demolition showtime nonsense was simply because the contrast could not be so different.

    Your comments are duly noted Sir.

  • Patricia Ferguson asks about those evacuated during Red Road Flats blow-down for Games ceremony
    Longshanks. Apparently Tommy Sheridan and other Yessers were in Helensburgh the other week speaking to an absolutely packed house in the Clyde Bar I think it was.

    Didn’t see any coverage of that in the For Argyll though.

    For Argyll unfortunately is very often quite limited in what it covers in its backyard.

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3 Responses to Of course an increase in planning fees will …

  1. Of course an increase in planning fees will add to the choke off in construction. Indeed, at a time when people cannot move house, or indeed get on the property ladder because the banks will not lend, the logic of reducing the 20% VAT on home extensions could prove invaluable in getting construction folks back in a job. But of course such pump priming to get people back in work,is not a priority for our Westminster masters, or our local Argyll and Bute planning boys for that matter.

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  2. On a different topic one wonders if there could be a sinister issue with regard to the recent collapse of the RBS and the National Westminster’s banking systems. In fact, whilst the bank may anodynely refer to the 3 day collapse as ” a glitch ” one wonders if in fact the glitch is a deliberate fire to ease records or delay payments. Indeed, when in comes to criminality one only has to look at the Leveson Enquiry where news International have have lost crucial e.mails held on overseas servers, whilst previously undisclosed executive director i.phones have now been lost. Yes, it is not unreasonable to suspect the worst in rotten and corrupt corporate GB.

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