That wasn't supposed to sound pessimistic, more a recognition that we
shouldn't try to vainly hang on to tired concepts. We could see urban change
as an opportunity to create a different sense of
space that perhaps discards the traditional desire to keep an ever diminishing
little piece of British countryside in everyones back yard and instead dips
into the rich pallette of non-native and cultivated ornamentals grown more for
their quirky appeal than their "green bulk". That's not to say we shouldn't
try to retain our existing native tree stock, accepting that it is a
disappearing resource, but that we should start to consider alternative
replacements as a means of increasing popular interest. Regards
"firstname.lastname@example.org" 12/22/04 02:49pm >>>
<We need to pick our fights because we have more or less lost the urban
battle with the advent of PPG3 and the death of common sense.
Merry Christmas one and all.
Blimey Ian - that's a bit pessimistic. I know we've had this discussion
before - but it doesn't have to be that bad. If it's done properly it can
present a great opportunity for Arbs and trees.
Shame Comprehensive Performance Assessment doesn't actually assess anything
that makes a difference like the quality of planning decisions. Still it
must employ loads of people running around collating all those meaningless
Dom sometimes cynical Scanlon
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