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THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on September 30 2018

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Posted on August 31 2018

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Posted on July 30 2018

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Posted on June 30 2018

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Posted on May 29 2018

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Posted on April 30 2018

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Posted on February 28 2018

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Posted on January 30 2018

THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on December 31 2017

THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on November 27 2017

The VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on October 31 2017

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Posted on September 29 2017

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Posted on August 31 2017

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Posted on June 30 2017

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Posted on February 27 2017

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TheVillage View - What we've been saying

THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on September 30 2018 0 comments

Twenty years on from our first issue, and what is most noticeable from a brief look at our coverage then and now is the resounding success of the housebuilding industry and their lobbyists.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on August 31 2018 0 comments

There is an entry in our 1998 office diary from Monday September 28 saying, simply: “Village #1 to press.” And here we are, 20 years later, still just about to go to press, for the 193rd time.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on July 30 2018 0 comments

The extended closure of a village road has highlighted once again the problem of the “rat run” from Redditch through much of this area into south Birmingham and the growing Longbridge development.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on June 30 2018 0 comments

You are probably expecting to read another column of head-banging bemusement over the antics of Bromsgrove District Council.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on May 29 2018 0 comments

You know that feeling when you’re not convinced someone is telling you the full story? They’re doing something you don’t understand, and the justification for their course of action doesn’t make much sense either?


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on April 30 2018 0 comments

When Alvechurch and Barnt Green faced an assault on their Green Belt land 18 years ago, this magazine reported the fight by the local planning authority to defend it.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on March 29 2018 0 comments

Building homes on green fields is a profitable business. It is much simpler than taking on the challenge of brownfield sites and then, more often than not, the new homes have a greater value because of their lovely location.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on February 28 2018 0 comments

When plans for the “new” Longbridge were first being discussed in the years after the closure of MG Rover in 2005, there was widespread recognition that the development would increase traffic flowing between the new homes, shops and businesses that would be created there and the motorway network through this area.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on January 30 2018 0 comments

Times, they are a changin’ . . . and they will keep on changing whatever any of us may feel about it.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on December 31 2017 0 comments

It’s not often that New Year predictions come to pass, but this year we can claim some success.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on November 27 2017 0 comments

Faceless bureaucrats in their Whitehall ivory towers, drawing lines on maps without a care for how they will affect us in our villages 100 miles away from the capital . . . where have we read those words before?


The VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on October 31 2017 0 comments

We often hear people talk about how nice it is to live in our villages and how lucky we all are to do so.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on September 29 2017 0 comments

What will our villages look like in 20 or 30 years? The answer most of us hope for is: much the same as they do now, thank you very much.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on August 31 2017 0 comments

With the rest of the world apparently heading to hell in a handcart, these quiet days of summer in and around our villages have perhaps had an extra sense of the idyllic.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on July 31 2017 0 comments

We wonder if the saga that has been dragging out over the southern slopes of the lovely Lickey Hills for the past two decades may at last be entering its end game.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on June 30 2017 0 comments

We feel we should join in on bonfires, having wafted the flames ever so gently to start with by asking in the June issue what readers feel about lighting up in their gardens.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on May 30 2017 0 comments

It feels as if this is the umpteenth time we have started this column saying that The Village has no political axe to grind, apart from believing there is no place for petty, party politics in local government: but it is election time again, so here we go again . . .


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on April 30 2017 0 comments

Can you believe the cheek of Birmingham? Our big city neighbour wants to use our green fields for housing, while keeping its open spaces free for the good of its citizens.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on March 30 2017 0 comments

Long-time readers of The Village will know this magazine has no party political axe to grind and is, indeed, a fervent advocate of removing national politics from local government.


THE VILLAGE VIEW
Posted on February 27 2017 0 comments

Mention “planning policy” in polite company and you can often see eyes glaze over before your very own.


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