Stop plans to open Stoneywell Cottage in Ulverscroft to the public!
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The National Trust

Stop plans to open Stoneywell Cottage in Ulverscroft to the public!

    1. Petition by

      Steven Perry

      ulverscroft, United Kingdom

Save Ulverscroft
From:-
• A huge escalation in traffic
• The loss of part of a field to a Car Park
• Lots more people
• Lots more noise
• Lots more signs
The residents of Ulverscroft are here for a reason – we like the nice unspoilt countryside of Charnwood Forest that surrounds us.
The National Trust intends to buy Stoneywell Cottage and open it to the Public. In peak season this is expected to draw 100+ visitors to the house per day! Part of the field they own on the corner of Whitcrofts Lane and Priory Lane they intend to convert into a Car Park from where they will shuttle people to/from the house with minibuses.
This doesn’t just affect Ulverscroft – traffic flows will increase significantly in surrounding areas, particularly Newtown Linford as traffic transits through from Leicester.
More detailed plans can be found on the National Trust correspondence page
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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Website Update

      Steven Perry
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Save Ulverscroft Supporters

      Please could we ask that you look at our website again:
      http://www.saveulverscroft.com/.
      It’s just been updated, we hope you find the content of interest.

      We will be back in touch with further news soon.

      Regards

      Ulverscroft Residents Committee

    3. Reached 200 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Helena Balmforth GERRARDS CROSS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      Looking to buy a property near the proposed site.

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    • David Clifford LEICESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Not everything has to be public.

      Lets not increase traffic on small lanes. Unneccesary.

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    • Rebecca Gallagher MORETON-IN-MARSH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      The NT are also trying to take over our village of Chastleton in Oxfordshire all the same complaints about the NT as yourselves. They are now a very dangerous and money making organization.

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    • Lisa Bentley CROPSTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      This is a beautiful area of countryside among Charnwood forest that I do not want to see built upon. The area is particular important for Cyclists and cycling clubs who use Polly Botts lane as a hill climb. However this may have to stop if this goes ahead. As well as this the narrow lanes are not suited for more traffic and the idea of a shuttle bus to do a few yards from the new car park is ridiculous. A car park being put in place instead of a field which will drastically make the area less attractive and traffic make it a lot less desirable for the local residents.

      Due to these reasons and among others, I strongly do not want the national forest this area of natural beauty.

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    • Garry Jones CHASTLETON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      The National Trust have broken every promise that they made regarding the opening of Chastleton House in Oxfordshire. They promised limited opening and no commercialisation. They now open 5 days a week , with longer hours and a longer season - plus plans for a shop and tea room.We are now on course for 40,000 people a year with the advent of Sunday opening with no consultation or a stakeholder impact assessment. YOU CAN'T TRUST THE NATIONAL TRUST !

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