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Refuse planning permission to build houses on the historic Roman Ridge
  • Petitioned The Planning Inspectorate

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Refuse planning permission to build houses on the historic Roman Ridge

    1. Bridget  Ingle
    2. Petition by

      Bridget Ingle

      Sheffield, United Kingdom

We appeal to the Planning Inspectorate to safeguard our national heritage by upholding the decision of Sheffield City Council to refuse planning permission to build on the line of an ancient monument known as 'The Roman Ridge'. Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/J4423/A/12/2180681/NWF.

This 27km ancient earthwork, not yet fully understood or dated, runs along the side of the Scheduled Iron Age Hill Fort at Wincobank. As a Celtic defensive frontier against both the early Roman invaders and the later Saxons, it has the same historic value as Hadrian‘s Wall and Offa’s Dyke. It is a monument of local and national significance.

The remaining sections are either destroyed, Scheduled or under council protection and this land should be protected too. We ask you to ensure that this well used section of land (just below the hill fort), already designated as open space, be left fully accessible for further archaeological investigation and for the benefit, education and enlightenment of future generations.

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    • M C WATERLOOVILLE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Protect our ancient heritage

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    • D L OTTAWA, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      All historic buildings should be preserved for future generations.

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    • Sam McCormick PRESTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Archaeology is vital to protect our culture!

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    • Rachael Wheeler SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      There are so many empty houses in Sheffield that are left to rot, we do not need to dig up a historic site to build more. We need to bring the abandoned ones back to life.

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    • Shullie Porter SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      The land is not just used by the local community , but by citizen the city wide. It also needs to be protected and continue to be accessible for further archaeological research and investigations. There if so much 'brown' field land that could be used for housing and so many empty properties that could be rejuvenated, brought back into use that we do not need to build on our green and open spaces, especially those with such historical importance to Sheffield and the Country as a whole.

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