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  • "Quasi (latin)(adj.) refers to things and actions which are not fully what they might appear but have to be treated "as if they were", almost,imitation,moc
    k,near,not entirely...pseudo.
    EXAMPLE: The "quasi consultation" on housing development.

    "arbeit macht frei " is the title of a novel by German Philologist Diefenbach in which gamblers and fraudsters find the path to virtue through labour.Adopted in 1928 by the Weimar government extolling the effects of their desired policy of large scale public works....may i suggest that with all these new houses on every bit of grass at least you won't have a gypsy problem anymore x"
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Planning is a quasi-legal process

Planning is a quasi-legal process

Planning is a quasi-legal process

First published in Letters

While reading the various articles and letters concerning the influx of unwanted houses recently printed in your excellent paper, one issue seems paramount. Planning is a quasi-legal process.

It is foolhardy to assume that anyone motivated by anything other than observing planning law will generally predict the outcome of applications.

Although considerations, other than strictly observing the rules occasionally intrude, generally, decisions are made by those who are purely objective concerning the outcome.

It is essential for anyone with vested interests that includes most of us, to receive objective advice that is given expertly, objectively and freely.

It is especially important that those who make a career out of understanding the planning process are able to present their views unhindered by any possible consequences of doing so.

Until this happens, many people and organisations, including Cheshire East Council, are going to be disappointed by results that differ from their preferred ones.

Dr Peter Hirst Middlewich

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