Early today, some poor soul in the planning department at Purbeck District Council made a mistake. They probably typed in the wrong reference number for some abandoned planning appeal. The mistake was soon picked up on and corrected.
But in the short time window where the wrong planning application was re-labelled as "Appeal Withdrawn", one of the many people who live in the shadow of Planning application - 6/2010/0082 (HERE) noticed it had been changed on the website. Along with many other supporters of the people of East Stoke, I received an email.
Such is their concern, such is their dread.
The local people actually check the planning site on a daily basis in hope that Infinergy will do the decent thing and withdraw their appeal.
But no such luck. No such decency. No such respect for local democracy.
Just a typing error and a little bit of forlorn hope by the good people of East Stoke.
If you read this blog regularly, you know how I rage against the technically illiterate doctrinaire buffoons who prop up this wind turbine farce. Especially those who are willing to sell out their neighbours for their quasi-religious ideology and/or 30 pieces of silver.
You must know how I loathe the carpet bagging money sharks who will trample over anyone to get their hands on the filthy lucre known as the ROC.
Particularly, you know how I rale against wishful thinking.
But today, wishful thinking or not, I will not be criticising my friends in East Stoke. Especially as they realistically assessed this as a probable PDC error in the first place.
But still, this morning they hoped against hope that Infinergy had actually done something moral. Something that showed respect for local democracy. Especially something that would have shown some regard for the people who live in the shadow of their ugly money making scheme.
But no. It was just some typing error at County Hall.
I do not expect anyone in East Stoke really believed that Infinergy would do the decent thing.
They were not wrong.
Although no doubt, they were dissapointed.