Latest news!!!! we all won the fight to save our ancient woodlands via Forestry Commission sell off but we are still keeping watch on annual sales! See the red button below
LATEST CAMPAIGN NEWS
Issues are discussed on the
Sacred Grove Western Isles Facebook group - links on Welcome page on here
- do join in and add your ideas and anything you are also working on.
This aids quick info exchange and if there is a need to refer to Earth Stewardship Alliance International we will inform everyone on here via Facebook
TITNORE LANE, WORTHING
Since May 2006 campaigners have lived rough in the woods to protect them and the ancient meadowland from developers building another Tesco - and local campaigners have joined them throughout the appalling weather and deprivation. We have arranged supplies over the years and are still in touch. Look for the campaign on Facebook too. News that the camp is being taken down and celebration that the woods are safe is on the link, refresh the page!
SNUFF MILLS WOODS, BRISTOL
The past couple of years have seen a group of campaigners working hard to save their woods from developers, especially the walks alongside the river and where the rights of way are. We have been supporting and encouraging them from the start and they are now an award winning environmental group in their own right but the woods are not safe yet, and a blanket TPO has been challenged even after being applied by the Council.
Latest news 10 June 2010 is that the council decided unaimously to declare Grove wood a Local Nature Reserve and to compulsorily purchase it from Lord Jafari if he does not reach a management agreement! EXCELLENT RESULT!
WREKIN THREATENED BY MINING
The 230 acre site near the foot of The Wrekin encompasses both open ground and woodland, eats into the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is also home to the protected scheduled New Works Ancient Monument.
At least one County Wildlife Site at Limekiln Wood and the flora and fauna of the Borough’s largest and most valuable areas of ancient woodland are threatened by the surface mine. The development also involves the disturbance of four badger setts and the foraging territories of a further two badger clans.
Not only does the proposed mine represent a major blot on the beautiful rural landscape, being clearly visible from the Wrekin and many other local areas, and also create three years of noise and dust for local residents – it will also be responsible for a minimum of 2,430,000 tonnes of climate changing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
18 OCTOBER 2010
MINING HAS BEGUN, DEVASTING THE BEAUTIFUL AREA, SEE THE LINKS FOR ARTICLE AND VIDEO
INCINERATOR CAMPAIGNS UK WIDE
Check out the information, the different arguments regarding how to dispose of our waste, the dioxin debate and how to ensure particles are filtered out adequately especially in areas of high density housing.
"On Tuesday 2nd November 2010 the House of Commons, Committee Room 10, was the venue for a gathering of anti-incineration / pro-zero-waste campaigners and interested MPs. The event, organised by Gloucestershire activist Diana Shirley, was chaired by Martin Horwood, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cheltenham..............." see link for impressive list of attendees and presenters of evidence - you can add your comments to the article page
WOODLAND TRUST CAMPAIGNS - CHECK LATEST WOODS IN DANGER!
SEE INTERATIVE MAP RE WOODLANDS THREATENED BY HS2 HIGHSPEED RAIL - WELCOME PAGE
The woods have been save SO FAR - BUT THERE IS LIKELY TO BE AN APPEAL!
DONATIONS NEEDED PLEASE!
If it hadn't been for the Woodland Trust we would have lost the battle before now. But it's costing them around £40k. Hence this unprecedented appeal. Please help if you can
OBJECTIONS + ACTION NEEDED ON THE ABOVE PLEASE
Well done everyone re Forestry Commission Sell off- local people power and national support wins again, but keep an eye out for fresh application from the original
OUR CAMPAIGNS & PROJECTS SO FAR!
Examples where we have advocated, supported or signposted :
• Global campaign to Save the Honey Bees
• Earth Hour—asking local councils to involve more schools and businesses by example.
• Stonehenge campaign to keep parking available for ceremonial visits outside normal hours.
• Swans—protection in Sheffield and Plymouth.
• Woodland threatened by developers in Bristol.
• Ongoing campaign Tara in Ireland.
• Somerset community fighting to save their ancient tree.
• Wind turbines located in environmentally sensitive areas in Cornwall .We may all support WTs but not in SSSI/AONB!
• Developers building on parkland.
• Damage/vandalism to many UK ancient monuments and sites; setting up petition .
• Golf course planned for ancient meadows.
• Housing development on last cider orchards in Somerset.
• Supermarkets on various sites threatening ancient meadowland; felling trees at nesting time, etc
• Reburial issue of relics at Stonehenge.
•Checking museums’ policies relating to respectful care of ancient relics, bones.
. Overview of Gov policy re Devonport base to be used as nuclear submarine scrapyard
.Co-ordinating responses to planning applications re Stonehenge TRO non-parking & Visitor Centre
• Petitions too numerous to list but especially on 10 Downing St website: to have stronger enforcement of legislation to protect ancient sacred monuments and also the GLOBAL campaign to save the Honey Bees.
. Campaigning alongside Woodland Trust re proposed Forestry Commission sales.
' researching with Honouring the Ancient Dead re recent Judicial Review of Stonehenge reburials.
. Monitoring various enviro issues and signposting to info on our website and new forum.
. Challenging poor maintenance practice regarding endangering plant species orchids in Portsmouth.
. Ensuring Health and Wellbeing, welfare benefits and similar needs are highlighted on our website.
- supporting various campaigns re incinerators & turbines which were wrongly sited, poorly designed etc
-attending public inquiry re Stonehenge cross examining English Heritage re proposal of 24/7 Traffic Regulatory Order [no parking on WHS site] and being part of the successful Decision by the Inspector
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Proposed heliport at Southwell business park - rare birds and wildlife at risk!
campaign led by Michele Ireland
"Hi Everyone. I have looked at the Weymouth and Portland borough council site for this proposal and spoken to the planning officer Robert Lennis.(01305838326)
link is http://www.weymouth.gov.uk/home.asp?sv=855
If you put in 11/00040/FUL in the lower box on this page. Press continue to get to next box; press details to get to 3rd box then Documents to see the correspondence.
Ive attached a couple of the documents - the proposed flight path is dreadful-there must be grounds for disturbing wildlife, particularly the Peregrin nest sites The application notice apparently has been put up on the entrance to the business park which very few local people will see.
Robert Lennis would be prepared to extend the deadline for objections if there were sufficient interest shown. There is a facility on this page to e mail objections but anyone who feels strongly about it I feel should write to Mr Lennis.
How much more do we have to put up with to do with the olympics!!!
Those people who live in Southwell (and Weston) will know how noisy it is during the steam fair weekend when helicopters take sightseers along the coastal strip- on this flight path. This proposal is for 6 months summer use over 2 years!!
Thanks for your support.
edit - planning link no longer works as case refused!
WEYMOUTH SUCCESS! SEE ABOVE HELIPORT CAMPAIGN
"Thanks to eveyone who wrote or e mailed their objections to the heliport proposal at Southwell Business Park. As you can see below the application has been withdrawn.
Date: Friday, 18 February, 2011, 14:21
APPLICATION NO: 11/00040/FUL
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT: Temporary use of land as Heliport
LOCATION: Southwell Business Park Sweet Hill Road Portland Dorset
I write with regard to your letter in response to our recent consultation on the above application. Your letter has been placed on the application file, however I have received correspondence from the applicant withdrawing the application. Consequently the file has now been closed.
I can advise that should the applicant submit a further application on the site we will notify neighbours accordingly.
Development Management Service Manager "
STONEHENGE TRAFFIC REGULATORY ORDERS [TRO] 24/7 NON PARKING - CAMPAIGN BY SGWI & MANY OTHER GROUPS, ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS, TO RETAIN ABILITY TO PARK ON DROVES AND BYWAYS ON THE WORLD HERITAGE SITE
SGWI MEMBERS SUBMITTED WRITTEN EVIDENCE AND A REPRESENTATIVE ATTENDED THE PUBLIC INQUIRY IN WILTSHIRE, CROSS EXAMINED ENGLISH HERITAGE & WILTSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL, PROVIDED RELEVANT EVIDENC OF OBJECTION TO THE INSPECTOR WHO EVENTUALLY HAS DECIDED NOT TO GRANT THE TRO EXCEPT RELATING TO ONE PART OF THE A344 - FURTHER INFO HERE