Archive for April 2012

Wind turbines in Gloucestershire countryside

We have objected to two wind turbines in south Gloucestershire, near the village of Kingswood. The Resilience Centre has applied to Stroud District Council for permission to erect one turbine near Cherry Rock Farm and another near Mounteneys Farm. We have backed local members and objected to both turbines. There are public footpaths in the…

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Kendal village green threatened by golfing development

We have renewed our call to South Lakeland District Council to reject the planning application from Kendal Golf Club for a covered driving-range on Kendal’s extensive village green in Cumbria. The green is on the side of Kendal Fell, which lies above the town to the north-west. For more than two centuries the land has…

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South Downs National Park anniversary celebrated

‘The South Downs National Park was achieved by a mixture of vision and persistence.’ So said Kate Ashbrook, general secretary of the Open Spaces Society, Britain’s oldest national conservation body, at a rally organised on 1 April by the Hampshire and Sussex Ramblers at Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Petersfield. The event was to mark the…

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