Help Save Our Historic Blackwell Grange Parkland From Development.

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Resolution:- That the Historic Blackwell Grange Parkland, Darlington, Co Durham be removed from the Draft Local Plan. Consideration to be made for a conservation area. The Blackwell Grange listed building DL3 8QH sitting within a defined curtilage. This protective curtilage without interruption, intrusion or disturbance from future development.

Just over 12 months ago we had the Woodland Meadows, (old Blackwell Grange Golf Club now Story Home site)  200 trees, two undisturbed ponds, beautiful hedgerows, wildlife, and an ancient well-walked woodland-pathway.

These  Woodland Meadows represented one third of our community green space now totally lost to developers for executive housing. (Photo)

Today, the adjacent Historic Parkland  dating back to the 18th century and earlier for medieval farming is now under the same threat of development.  

If this is lost, then the remaining two thirds of our green space, wildlife habitat, trees is lost forever.  

The community is still in shock over the loss and devastation of the meadows, and everyone is extremely anxious for the Parkland.  

The Historic Parkland  must be protected, for the community, the town and for the future generations.

Please watch video of what we have, what happened last February/March 2018 and could happen to the beautiful Historic Parkland! https://vimeo.com/275526804