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Published by: Hp on Jan 08, 2011
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 This is the inside story of how a small community took on themight of a 
1 billion development plan that would have destroyedtheir village, and the protected countryside around it. Funny,shocking and sensational by turn,
represents a real
liferecord of a rare victory of local democracy over greed.D
was born in Yorkshire in 1953. A journalist fromthe age of seventeen, most recently for the
Sunday Times,
his firstnovel,
Semana Santa
, was filmed with Mira Sorvino. His seriesfeaturing the Roman detective Nic Costa has been publishedaround the world.‘…this is not a story about Nimbyism. It is about right versus wrong; about transparency versus secrecy; about truth versus lies;about democracy versus authoritarianism. It also indicates why journalists are both necessary to a society and yet so often un
 Roy Greenslad 
, Professor of Journalism, City University ‘David Hewson writes thrillers.
is a real life thriller,exposing the sham of “local democracy”. A must for all those wanting to save their countryside and communities from theconcrete mixers and the planning fixers.’
 Robin Pag 
, broadcaster and writer‘This is a fascinating book, full of insights into the workings of local politics, new, web
based ways of campaigning, di
erent en
 vironmental tactics, and institutions as powerful as they are unac
countable. As a result of a wonderfully e
ective campaign, thislittle corner of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Kent issafe
for now. But as the author himself points out, the agents of the kind of wholly unsustainable development that is still eroding our countryside will never give up and never go away. With localdemocracy in such a state of disrepair, in so many parts of theland, many more battles of this kind will still need to be fought.’
 Jonathon Porrit 
, Founder Director, Forum for the Future

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