The sad war in Ukraine still rumbles on. All sorts of rumours abound about mad Putin. We staggered around Snowdonia for a week. Yes, we climbed Snowdon - via the Ranger route, but also roamed a long the shore just west of Bangor, plus went on lots of yomps around Betws y Coed. Even spotted a Dipper at Conway falls!
Enough of worldly, and ever miserable, events. What of Manor farm restoration? Are Inert back and rumbling across it? Have the final plans been produced and approved?
Well, no is the simple answer. Inert were clanging away on Chandlers farm - presumably a big push to get that restoration finished. I doubt they will be back on Manor farm until July at the earliest.
I have learnt, rather distressingly, that the all new, honest 'guv we will get it ready, finish date is sometime in 2023. Yesss, we've heard this one before e.g. the year I started this blog was one of the numerous finish dates. Don't hold your breath, folks.
Moving on, I have discovered the 'latest' restoration plans. These were produced in 2019, and probably approved in 2020 or so. They do exhibit quite a few changes when compared to the 2016 plans I had culled from the planning applications back then.
Here are the plans for Manor farm. You know, I think I'm losing it. I've just compared the 'latest' 2019 plans with the plans I posted at the beginning of this blog. They are virtually identical. My '2016' plans must be even older plans. Who knows where I got them from.
Sadly, the copse seems to require demolishing, apart from a small stand of trees, no doubt marking the course of the fragment of the Colebrook cut through this area. Also, sadly there appear to be too many reed beds. Sigh, this really, really makes seeing birds and photographing them very difficult.
With far more detail, mainly as its restoration is virtually complete, here are the plans for Fleet Hill farm.
I'll soon post restoration plans for Chandlers farm.
A polite notice first: All photographs on this blog are owned by me and subject to copyright.