Wednesday, 6 February 2013

I am not away


Sorry I have not been posting for a while.

Firstly let me reassure you that planning issues are always uppermost in my mind (probably far too much so) and I continue to expend a considerable amount of physical, mental and emotional energy on planning related issues.  The great sadness for me is that the time I spend yields so very little reward.  

However, that does not mean that I intend to give in to the pressure I feel to discontinue the work; I have to admit that there are occasions when I feel so dispirited and physiologically challenged that my brain just cannot formulate the words I need to use when writing letters and representations and I have to step back.  Shocking isn't it?  

When I started reading about planning I came across phrases along the lines of  "Planning affects people's lives..." well, it has certainly affected my life and my relationship with the planning system has been a blight on my life and potentially on my family's.

The main thorn in my flesh has been the issues that have arisen locally and nationally with respect to strategic planning and the bringing forward of development plans.  I do not intend to go into any great detail now; but suffice to say that I sincerely hope that I have cause to feel better soon - but on my experiences to date I am not holding out much hope.