Petition to Selby District Council, John Cattanach
Save our village! No more housing developments to be approved in Sherburn in Elmet.
Although Selby District Council have recognised a need for further homes in the district, enough applications have already been approved in our village. An application for 498 Red Row homes has already been approved between Moor Lane and Low Street, 150 of these properties are already completed and the next stage is underway. An application for 120 Strata homes has been approved and building is underway behind Carousel Walk and the Pastures. Three further planning applications have been submitted for the following: 270 houses to be built to the east of Hodgsons Lane 135 houses to be built behind Springfield Road and Springfield Court 60 houses to be built behind Pinfold Garth Sherburn in Elmet will be unable to support any further developments being approved which include any pending application for the following reasons: · Increased Traffic. Sherburn Crossroads is already congested in rush hour. Not only are these crossroads used by the local residents but also by commuters. Introducing more traffic to the area would only escalate the situation. · Parking is not adequate in the village especially at school times and weekends. · Small Petrol Station. South Milford Petrol Station is the only petrol station in the vicinity to the local residents without driving to Tadcaster. Not only is the petrol station used by residents in surrounding villages, it is also used by commuters and vehicles from the Sherburn Industrial Estate. It would cause chaos if hundreds of additional vehicles began using the Petrol Station especially in busy periods. The Station has already had an increased in shoppers due to the Marks and Spencer's food chain opening. · Sherburn Doctors. As population is ever increasing in the village no more doctors surgeries have been built. An increase in numbers to this service is not viable at its current capacity. · Schools. Although there are two primary schools in Sherburn in Elmet and one high school. An increase in population would have a detrimental effect on local parents and children with the schools already being at a near full capacity. · Loss of Greenfield Land. Residents of this village enjoy living in Sherburn in Elmet because of the surroundings and value the area greatly. Consistent building is resulting in Greenfield Land being lost to accommodate for more housing. On speaking to many residents people are saddened by this and do not want to see anymore building on our precious Greenfield Sites. · Loss of habitat. Many of the sites chosen for development are and have been inhabited by wildlife. This needs to be taken into consideration when destroying such habitats so future generations can enjoy the same as we have. Please show your support by signing this petition so we can raise awareness to Selby District Council that the approval of all these planning applications are causing devastating upset to the local community. We do not want to see any more housing developments being approved in our area. Sherburn in Elmet has already had its fair share in the district.
Petition to Oldham Council & The Education Funding Agency
Don't Move Saddleworth School
We the undersigned reject the proposal to build a school in Diggle on greenfield and greenbelt land and request that the new Saddleworth School is built on the existing Uppermill site. Our Objections Our objections are not about whether Saddleworth needs a new school or not. We believe it does, but we want the school in the right location.One that will benefit the whole of Saddleworth whilst keeping intact the delicate balance of rural and village life which gives Saddleworth its unique historical and visual character now and for future generations. Oldham Council is proposing to build a new Saddleworth School for 1500 pupils on the green fields adjacent to Huddersfield Road in Diggle, which includes Green Belt land. Our objections are that the proposal is the wrong location, the school is being moved unnecessarily and that it will result in an inferior educational facility for the long term future of Saddleworth children. We believe that the new school should be built on the existing school site in Uppermill, as is the case for over 90% of all present government funded school rebuilds and that the Diggle site is the wrong choice for the following reasons: Infrastructure: Uppermill already has all the necessary facilities and transport links. Access: The access into Diggle is extremely constricted and no solution has yet been found to resolve this. Travel: The location will mean longer journey times for children from the moredistant areas of Saddleworth. Hundreds of children who now walk to school will no longer be able to. Greater problems for those not on a direct bus route. Traffic levels. The development will bring high levels of additional private cars and buses to a village environment. Environment: Building a major development of this type in a small rural village environment, located in such a narrow valley will destroy the character of the valley and have a detrimental impact on Saddleworth as a whole.How can this be allowed to happen when the existing site is available? Consequently we believe that Oldham Council's approach to the future of Saddleworth School is driven, not by educational needs, but by financial considerations. Full information on the shortcomings of Oldham Council’s proposals can be found here:- Website: www.savediggle.org.uk Twitter: @SaveDiggle Facebook: www.facebook.com/savediggleactiongroup
Petition to Swindon, Swindon Borough Council
Swindon Borough Council - Save our FREE outdoor skatepark at the Oasis
It doesn't look much but the Oasis outdoor skatepark is the best skatepark in Swindon which people can use for free. There's always been a skatepark at the Oasis since it was built in 1976 but now it looks as if it's going without replacement in a planned new development of the site. So far the plans show no free outdoor skatepark, BMX track or cycle speedway. Children and adults from all over the town centre come together daily to use this skatepark from all different walks of life. Some will argue that this skatepark is an embarrassment to Swindon when you see what other skateparks in other much smaller towns and villages look like, but this is what Swindon has to offer and it needs protecting, saving and hopefully improving for future generations. The sad thing is that it looks as if the skatepark will be taken away by developers who won't spare any space to save our skatepark and the BMX and cycle speedway tracks on the current Oasis site. Looking at the plans there's no room for the free outdoor skatepark, BMX track or cycle speedway. As someone who knows a lot of children and adults who regularly use this spot - We know that if it's taken away there will be no suitable place for these riders to practice their sport in Swindon which may resort to people riding around the town centre again causing annoyance. Saving this skatepark will mean the people of Swindon will have a safe place to practice their sports which keep them off the streets and healthy. Losing will mean Swindon has failed their youth and sport section in its entirety. We should be promoting any free activity which encourages children and adults to exercise. Lets call on Swindon Borough Council and the developers to save this skatepark and while we are at it save the BMX track and also the cycle speedway next to it which are both unique facilities for their users.
Petition to Mr. Bim Afolami MP
Independent Public Enquiry into Hitchin Town Hall & North Hertfordshire Museum
We the Hitchin Public demand the truth from North Herts District Council regarding unanswered questions pertaining to the newly built Hitchin Town Hall & Museum. We are led to believe that there has been an estimated overspend of several million pounds on the project. It is wrong that taxpayers will have to pay for this fiasco. We demand to know how this overspend has been caused. We hope that an Independent Public Enquiry can uncover the truth.
Petition to email@example.com
Stop the access road leading to Warren Rd, next to Falkland and Park House Schools.
Application No: 18/00828/OUTMAJ & 18/00764/OUTMAJ PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT SANDLEFORD PARK. AN UPDATE, 12 APR 18: Bloor Homes and Donnington New Homes have both submitted new Planning Applications for their respective patches of Sandleford Park. The Wash Common Action Group intend to get together some valid objection points in the near future once we have read everything, that can be used if you would like to, in an objection letter to West Berkshire Council - I will let you know where these objection points will be displayed and they can be cut and paste into your email as you see fit. EVERY objection letter sent is crucial, from ALL the adults in your household/local family, as the number of objectors speak a thousand words. Please remember that all objections need to be measurable and factual. They will not consider objection letters involving emotions, just statistics/facts. However, luckily for us there are plenty of these to suggest that the Warren Road access should no longer be considered. Thank you for your support so far.Best wishes, Julie Enquiries to email: firstname.lastname@example.org Part of this application includes the formation of a new means of access onto Warren Road, which is next to Park House Secondary School and on the opposite side of the road from Falkland Primary School. I would like to ask for support to try to stop this from happening. As all parents with children at these schools and local residents already know, it is already a congested area on the adjoining Andover Road. To add to the traffic by adding a presumably well used new means of access would have the potential to be life-threatening. Please would you sign this petition and please make sure it has your name and address so that your views will be taken into account by the Planning & Countryside Service (they will not accept anonymous comments). Please sign, share the petition and also don't forget to write your objections to email@example.com separately. Your support in the petition will not count as an objection and so a letter is crucial. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. WE MUST LET THEM KNOW LOCAL SUPPORT AGAINST THE JUNCTION IS STILL STRONG!
Petition to Simon Jones
NO to Premier Inn in St David's, Pembrokeshire
No to Premier Inn, St David's Facts Premier Inn is not contributing financially to the construction of the social housing or swimming pool in St David's The land on which Premier Inn propose to build was earmarked just for housing in the Local Development Plan Premier Inn won't support local businesses, it will undermine them The land being sold to Premier Inn is privately owned by someone outside of Pembrokeshire. None of the funds raised will go towards the housing, swimming pool, or back into the community Premier Inn needs the community housing in order to exist here. The housing does not need and should not support Premier Inn Premier Inn are part of a large multinational company. This development could potentially pave the way for more big chains within our beautiful city, destroying independently run businesses and threatening our cultural identity "The City's role as an attractive historic centre is protected and enhanced and the hotel and guest house accommodation is adequate to serve the needs of visitors" - Pembrokeshire National Parks Local Development Plan 2010-2021 Please sign if you support us!
Petition to Mark Carne, Medway Council
Clean up Luton Arches ! #lutonarches
We are Arches Local a Big Local group in the Chatham Medway area. One of our focal points is the Luton Arches, which local residents derived our name from. Though acting as a major gateway #lutonarches has become very rundown and a major eye sore. Looking at the broken window theory this has lead to it being a breeding ground for drug dealing, street drinking, littering, and various other antisocial behaviors. We would like to see the regeneration of the whole and surrounding area of the Luton Arches, and hope to act as catalyst for it. We have become majorly concerned at the associated health risks posed by the large number pigeons alive and dead nesting in the netting designed to keep them out under one of the arches. We are also concerned not only for our own communities welfare, but that of the pigeons who often become trapped in the netting leading to injury or death. The pigeons feces and disintegrated dead carcasses constantly drop down on the pedestrian walk way below. When these droppings dry, there is a risk it can become powdered and possibly float up into the air as dust, kicked up by passing feet. We are not doctors or scientists but we are worried If you inhale the pigeon dropping dust, you are possibly at risk of exposure to; Cryptococcal Meningitis, Salmonella and Listeria, Viral Encephalitis, E. Coli, among many others. We have contacted Network Rail about this issue and others, and we would hope they are already aware of the pigeon problem as they periodically turn up to do work like replacing the guttering recently, but never address any of the interconnected problems sufficiently. They have as yet not replied to any of our concerns even though we feel the associated health risks posed warrant an immediate response, though we appreciate they are a very large organisation. It can be hard to be heard sometimes over the bureaucracy, form filling, and bounced around departments. So this petition is to demonstrate that the people who live within Arches Local area and the wider community do care about where we live even if the current environment does not reflect this. We hope by people signing and sharing this petition it will lead at the least to Network Rail providing a solution to the pigeon problem that is beneficial to all parties, and we would not mind if they gave the wrought iron underbridge a lick of paint to ! We also call on Medway Council to use everything in their power to ensure that the pigeon issue among others related with the Luton Arches area is resolved. Thank you for your time and hopefully your support. Regards Arches Local
Petition to Southfields Triangle Residents' Association
Save Sunny News from being closed
Sunny News is facing closure because new planning laws, designed to regenerate disused business premises, now allow his Landlord to change the use of the building from retail to residential. The legislation was never intended to be used in this way. Last year Wandsworth Council's planning committee unanimously opposed the Landlord's plans, as did 430 local residents. Now the Government's Planning Inspectorate has overturned that decision and granted permission. We are calling on Wandsworth Council to seek a statutory review and challenge this decision as otherwise this vibrant, vital local shop will be forced to close and our community will be changed, for the worse, forever. Please sign this petition and forward it on to your contacts so that we can help Save Sunny News.