Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by girasol, Jan 27, 2015.
What don’t you understand about NPPF Paras 115 and 116, as posted by me earlier?
Oh my God, that video explains literally nothing. All it talks about is its green and “blue” spaces. If you make London a National Park, it applies to all of London, not just its parks.
Here we go. Buried on p17 of their full document they recognise that the legislation doesn’t currently exist to allow this to happen. They need to create a new designation because cities aren’t compatible with National Parks.
Of course, they weasel their problem by hand waving it away and saying that the legislation can be changed in some non-specified way to make this hubris work. But I am strongly against any change in legislation that weakens the protections of ours National Parks, which is what would be needed to make this happen.
How do they relate to the city park legislation?
There is no “city park” legislation. There’s no such thing as a “city park” and no details about what the designation would mean. All we have is the National Park designation and the claim that London could be made into a National Park
Cool, so no one is suggesting that a city park would put London in aspic. Glad we sorted that out, a most productive Wednesday on urban.
Chatting to some people earlier this week who mentioned that this is happening next year.
Home - London National Park City
It's happening in July 2019!
Let's make London greener, healthier and wilder!
WTF does it mean? What are the criteria for this self-described thing? Can I be a national park city?
In particular, how have they solved the problem I raised 7 posts above this one?
Do national parks have any stronger protections than AONBs?
And the rest of us don't fucking care.
theoretically similar, but with an AONB the rules are applied by the local council who a) are democratically accountable, and b) think about the wider picture. NP's have an NP authority which takes all the responsibility for planning decisions away from the respective councils - it ends up being a self-selecting bunch who want to live in a national park and who care about nothing except the view. kabbes point about aspic is very accurate - living in an NP is a bit like living in a Grade I listed building, it sounds great from the outside, but it swiftly reveals itself as a prison.
i've lived in two.
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