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Save this land and the farmers home and livelihood. Do not allow planning application 15/0108/FDMAJM to proceed

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EVERYTHING you see in this picture, including the whole farm will disappear into a 30 mtr deep hole.....

Following on from the last petition to get the GCC MPA to remove 470 acres from the Mineral Plan. The Crown Estates and Breedons Aggregates have now applied for permission to quarry the first part of this land totaling 140 Acres, which is ALL arable farmed land and includes the eviction and destruction of the whole farm, buildings and all his stock. The farmer is not being assisted in relocating, he has been told to vacate. If planning is granted then in a few years time they WILL apply for the remaining 300 acres for quarrying. According to the Mineral Plan this stone is not required and is purely being applied for as a commercial profit making venture of Breedons Aggregates and the Crown Estate. It is not only prime arable land it borders an AONB, Ancient Woodland and an SSSI. It will devastate the natural environment and all the wildlife in it. This is a tourist location and famed for its beauty. It will rip the heart out of the valley and be seen for miles. It will transport millions of tons of carcinogenic dust aggregates on millions of trucks through villages and towns, as well as producing tens of thousands of tons of carbon. This proposal is not needed, wanted, good for the environment, not good for human health, and not good for the Forest of Dean. Please sign today to help stop the raping and pillaging of our arable land and countryside. If this goes ahead the next step is even bigger and worse.....


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Brian Jones needs your help with “Gloucestershire County Council Mineral Planning: Save this land and the farmers home and livelihood. Do not allow planning application 14/0119/FDMAJM to proceed”. Join Brian and 1,363 supporters today.