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  1. The committee on climate change did indeed just choose the number by making it up along with other fantasy numbers. They want the reduction in eating AS WELL as feeding the cattle more digestible foodstuffs as advocated by Algy! However for me their credibility is shot to pieces because it is part of the ludicrous zero-carbon by 2050 pushed by £Trillion May and the chairman of the committee is none other than John Selwyn Gummer, who is also proposing genetic modifications to plants and animals. What could possibly go wrong, and do these people never learn!
  2. This sort of problem is why I always email my submissions on the general email address and get a confirmation. The council try to get people to use a completely different system and you have no record of delivery and usually have the answer the questions they ask rather than giving your own opinion.
  3. It will now it has been appealed as you say. The point I was making was that the rules for call in by the Secretary of State would imply that it should not have been called in earlier. For clarity an appeal can only be made by the applicant but a request for call in can be made by others, such as a Parish council in the south. However the Government department only recommend call-in in a limited number of cases and the request must be made before the decision has been made by a local authority. The decision in the Stobart case, now by a Government Inspector, may however turn out to be a disappointment to you since the existing site was also decided by a Government Inspector in a similar location and was allowed. The reasons given in the Inspector's report are largely applicable to the new application and public opinion is not a material concern. Decisions by an Inspector on appeal are part of the local planning system because they are not made in the national interest but the Inspector is just resolving a local dispute. Only called-in decisions are made based on national requirements. Government inspectors are not National Government imposing their will rather they a shared arbitration service to assist local government paid for by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The kind of roughshod behaviour to which you allude can happen in Warrington if the council hold out on building by the Homes and Communities Agency on New Town owned land. That is because the HCA are the legal successors to the New Town and can in extremis give themselves planning permission with the agreement of the Secretary of State should the local authority refuse to give it.
  4. It is true that students registered at home and at university would get two votes. The number of Tory members is so low that if one does vote twice the BBC says they will be expelled so have no vote. Students however would be unlikely to be found out because of budget cuts at local authorities even though in their case it would be a criminal offence which in the case of the Tory election it isn't.
  5. When the ice age resumes the environmentalists will soon realise how puny mankind actually is.
  6. Don't they have to serve their sentences first?
  7. Indeed they do during photosynthesis, So when it is light they convert carbon dioxide and water to sugar and oxygen. However they use some of that sugar to fuel themselves just like every living thing. Using the sugar with oxygen produces carbon dioxide and water vapour. The sugar is stored and can keep the plant going when the sun goes down, Sid's question was only about the carbon dioxide. The trees produces a net positive amount of oxygen when the sun is shining but produce carbon dioxide all of the time. Well that is how I understand it anyway. It is subtly different from going into reverse at night but the net effect is just as Bill describes. Gases dissolve in water to an extent which means ponds and the sea acts as a reservoir for dissolved gases. Absorption by the oceans is the mechanism by which carbon dioxide levels reduce naturally but is slow enough to be why it takes so long. I don't think the climate scientists actually understand the oceans part in removing carbon dioxide properly yet.
  8. Sid, There is not a single answer as far as I can see. The tree uses light during daytime to make glucose. Some of that glucose is used in respiration at all times, day and night. That respiration uses the glucose and produces carbon dioxide. The rate of respiration falls at night to around half of the rate during the day. You will see that the answer to your question varies according to the type of tree, the time of year, location and weather. If the tree grows well then the excess glucose is locked away in the wood but the net carbon dioxide reduction each day is not capable of expression by a single number.
  9. The judgement is now online: https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019ewhc-1709-admin-johnson-v-westminster-mags-final.pdf A damning litany of mistakes by the original District Judge. No body will be locked up P.J. The justices made it clear that lying at elections is not an offence in Statute Law. The action was also vexatious. There was no misconduct in a public office as the common law stands. Shocking that Marcus Ball got this far. Equally shocking that there Johnson made no application for costs so he had to pay his own costs too.
  10. The setting of a precedent would need to be national in scope according to conversations I have had with the relevant team in Birmingham about other matters. I fear this is not a new precedent of that significance. Indeed I suspect that that the original Stobart application that was constructed is a precedent for the one under appeal if you are looking at a local precedent. However local matters are decided locally!
  11. For the HS2 style route between the junctions at High Legh and Liverpool the bridges need to be dedicated to HS2, they will have different technical rail standards so new crossings will be required. The track bed itself is a minimum of 25m wide and the specification normally calls for a minimum dedicated path of 55m wide and preferably 75m wide. The trains will probably run at up to 150mph and may run faster the full HS2 speed is 250mph. Trains will 200m or 400m long, so similar to one or two Pendolinos. Sharing with road bridges would not be possible. When the track joins on to the West Coat Mainline it is the same standard as that track. So if the two lines join south of Bank Quay Station it can share the same tracks through Bank Quay station.
  12. They may be good enough for you but he can't get a bus to Wigan direct from Swinton, and the journey is wholly within Greater Manchester!
  13. The NPR junction to HS2 will almost certainly happen. NPR from Liverpool to Leeds is supposed to be happening but the detailed plans will not published until next year sometime. What I outlined is an option which does meet the council's aspirations as laid out in the fourth Local Transport Plan, LTP4. The paragraph which starts "The best answer …" is what I think is my opinion of what should happen. That the location of the line as it heads to Liverpool is where I said: crossing the M56 near to the M6 junction is probably inevitable. What is interesting is that whatever you do from there towards Liverpool seems to cause problems with the Local Plan. I hope that is clearer.
  14. Is that a change from Pacers to Sprinters? I would imagine you will be right about the delays but I don't know.. https://www.recenttraintimes.co.uk/Home/Search?Op=Srch&Fr=Swinton+(Manchester)+(SNN)&To=Wigan+Wallgate+(WGW)&TimTyp=A&TimDay=A&Days=Wk&TimPer=4w&dtFr=&dtTo=&ShwTim=AvAr&MxArCl=20&TOC=All&ArrSta=5&MetAvg=Mea&MetSpr=RT&MxScDu=&MxSvAg=10&MnScCt=2 Click on an actual delay and it will show the details of that service and where the delays accumulated or started. Enjoy.
  15. I went to the Consultation Event at High Legh yesterday. The location of the two junctions towards us are in the wedge of land south of the M56 in the area bounded by the M56 . to the West of the A556 and to the North of the A50. The two junction and not the track leading from them towards Liverpool are the subject of the consultation. They are the connection to NPR. The two junctions will have track heading towards Liverpool which will need to join together before they cross a main road in order to reduce costs and on the Map it looks as if that means crossing the M56 about a mile to a mile and a half East of M56 Junction 7, travelling in the direction of Grappenhall. The best answer is to put a station to the north end of Arpley Yard connected to Bank Quay Station north facing chord to that Classic Compatible Trains from Carlisle, Preston and Glasgow can call at Warrington NPR before joining HS2 towards Old Oak Common/London Euston. That would mean that the Golborne link to Bamfurlong need not be built at all and Warrington would become an important rail hub with high speed connections to the whole North of England from Liverpool to Newcastle as well as up to Carlisle. It is this kind of scenario which is what makes Warrington attractive for businesses and will cause the town to grow. It causes the town to be one of the big winners from HS2 but it will take land in South Warrington and through Great Sankey using the route via Fiddlers Ferry where possible. I point out that there is not an official route and I don't "know" anything other that what is in the first paragraph. Nevertheless using my speculation as an example where would others take the route and why?
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