|Street 251 Takhmau - our new concrete road elevated 1 metre above surrounding land|
The idea behind this blog had been in my mind for a long time. Apart from the sad case of the Boeung Kak Lake community who had lost their homes, and Phnom Penh city a wonderful amenity, the way we have been treated in Takhmau illustrates just what keeps going wrong. There is a dedicated up-to-date blog about our own case.
May 2019 - Robin Spiess in the SE Asia Globe has written a great relevant article about Takhmau.
Going up in the world? Or from one extreme to the other?
A blog continuing the theme of comparing and contrasting Northumberland (UK) with Cambodia, and how things can be done better, lessons learned, if there is the good will to do so.
Planning permission to build or change land use in the United Kingdom is often a long-winded process, if for good reasons. In Cambodia it’s the exact opposite and for reasons known only to a select few.