Why I voted as I did planning meeting 11.11.15

Development 12/0546/2 & 0676 Princess Royal Barracks 
• Planners Recommendations: Grant

• Issues of Contention: none, change in codes to accommodate new regulations

• How I voted: for, unanimous

• Why: no reason not to, there was no compelling reason not to do this

Development Land between 4 and 5 School Lane Windlesham

• Planners Recommendations: Grant

• Issues of Contention: parking, highways, size

• How I voted: to defer for a site visit
, unanimous 

• Why: needs to be deferred for a site visit

Development: 39 Hamesmoor Road Mytchett

• Planners Recommendations: Grant

• Issues of Contention:

• How I voted: for, unanimous

• Why: no reason not to, there was no compelling reason not to do this

A New Culture of Learning…

  
My friend Mark Gibson told me I had to read this book, now I understand why. These guys have taken a deep dive into how we actually learn and how the old methods of learning are almost no longer valid. The Internet has unleashed in incredible set of tools to allow people who are naturally curious to dig into subjects in an amazing way…

There are some extraordinary implications for councils who are attempting to deliver services in a highly restrictive environment. It allows them to explore lots of new alternatives to delivering those services, many of which will only cost a fraction of what they are currently doing. I was amazed this week when the police announced that they were going to do are a lot of crime reporting by Skype, and the public was seriously disaffected by that. The truth is that Skype gives you a much more personal experience than picking up the phone, who wouldn’t want that?  

These principles will very shortly overhaul the educational process…

Be Careful Taking the Pi**

So you want to be careful if you are one of the Russian crowd at Sharm-al-Sheik,  laughing at all those poor English who’s Prime Minister won’t let them fly home yet…

Russian tourists queue inside Sharm el-Sheikh airport.

This lot thought they’d take the pi** out of the English, just to find out that their dear Vlad has stopped all Russian flights from any airport in Egypt, not just Sharm.  So, back to the pool girls, and I guess no more shooting down planes in the Ukraine then???