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Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Newcastle City Council

Save Havannah Nature Reserve's Red Squirrels

Havannah Nature Reserve is the last known site of breeding red squirrels in Newcastle - the only city in England with an urban population of this legally protected species - but proposals for hundreds of houses directly opposite now threaten this essential breeding ground. Land around the reserve currently acts as a buffer between grey and red squirrels but hundreds of houses with gardens will encourage grey squirrels – which carry the deadly poxvirus and outcompete reds for food.  If the plans are approved grey squirrels would quickly colonise the reserve, killing the red population.  The only way to save Havannah’s reds would then be a grey culling programme, which many do not agree with, so it would be difficult to enforce. It would also be difficult to implement, as grey traps would likely be vandalized. Havannah Nature Reserve provides optimum red squirrel habitat, thanks to dense areas of pine trees - an ideal food source for red squirrels. The reserve is one of only two lowland heaths in Newcastle and provides habitat for other protected species, such as Great Crested Newt, badgers, bats and the increasingly rare Dingy Skipper butterfly. Increased predation from domestic cats and dogs will severely disrupt the rich biodiversity of this important wildlife habitat. There have already been over 450 objections to the plans. Please help the reds in their hour of need and sign the petition to send the message to Newcastle City Council that building here is just not on.

Save Newcastle Wildlife
16,851 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Enfield Local Authority

PROTECT the Green Belt Land and the wildlife on Enfield Road

GREEN BELT LAND AND WILDLIFE UNDER THREAT Fairview New Homes are proposing to build on Green Belt land on Enfield Road (EN2 7HX). For many years this land has been used for grazing horses and is the habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, including hedgehogs, bats, muntjac deer, pheasants, owls, woodpeckers and many species of birds. It also contains beautiful specimens of ancient oak trees and hedgerows. THIS IS ALL NOW UNDER THREAT. Local residents, The Enfield Society, The Western Enfield Residents Association, Campaign for Rural England, The London Green Belt Council, Local Ward Councillors believe that Enfield should retain its Green Belt land and the wildlife that live there. Any threats by developers should be fought by local people and those that care about the natural environment. This land is Green Belt and an Area of Special Character as detailed and confirmed by Enfield Council.  Forming part of the Merryhills Brook Valley extending down to Boxer’s Lake and its Green Chain link, it performs an important function extending the Green Belt up to the urban edge and creating a separation between Slades Hill (World’s End) and Oakwood.  This forms an important and valuable connection passing through the Green Belt.  Enfield Road Watch, an action group committee has been formed to oversee things on behalf of residents and the wider community concerned about this proposal, along with the other Societies and Associations mentioned For more information please visit our website at: Follow us on twitter: Follow and like us on Facebook: Thank you for your support and together we can make a difference! Enfield RoadWatch Action Group  

EnfieldRoadWatch Action Group
7,694 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to

Stop the access road leading to Warren Rd, next to Falkland and Park House Schools.

Application No: 15/02300/OUTMAJ PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT SANDLEFORD PARK. AN UPDATE:  The previous applications for the Sandleford Development have been refused.  An amended application for permission to carry out the above development has not yet been submitted but, as the development is included in the Local Plan and the Warren Road access is still in the pipeline, the campaign to stop the Warren Road Access is still in progress. No objection letters are required at this time. Part of this application is likely to include the formation of a new means of access onto Warren Road, which is next to Park House School and on the opposite side of the road from Falkland 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 separately.  Your support in the petition will not count as an objection and so a letter is crucial.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. YOUR PREVIOUS OBJECTION LETTERS WILL BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT BUT WE MUST LET THEM KNOW LOCAL SUPPORT AGAINST THE JUNCTION IS STILL STRONG!

Julie Knapman
485 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Planning Department, Dublin City Council

Say NO to building on the St. Paul's Playing Fields (St. Anne's, Raheny)

This is a photo of St. Anne's park, Raheny, stretching back to the sea at Dollymount. The lands outlined in red are the St. Paul's playing fields which earlier this year were sold by the Vincentian Fathers to a property developer. These lands were in the ownership of Dublin City Council from 1938 until 1953 when they were acquired as additional playing fields by the Vincentian Fathers for their school, St. Paul's College. The playing fields remained open to the park until 2001 when a fence was erected around them.Because these were institutional lands, of high amenity value, in the middle of a park, they were protected by our planning laws from residential development.In 2013, as a result of a legal action, Dublin City Council were forced to amend the zoning on religious and institutional lands to allow for 'consideration of residential development'. In 2015, these lands were sold to a developer. Having paid approximately €4,000 to Dublin City Council for these lands in 1953, the Vincentian Fathers received a reported €18,000,000 on foot of this sale in 2015. The Irish Times report that should permission be granted, the value of the land itself will increase to €80 million. Good news for the developer Crekav Trading Ltd., and their financial backers M&G Investments (subsidiary of Prudential). Bad news for St. Anne's and the people of north Dublin.We believe that development on these lands, which are and always have been in the heart of St. Anne's, is an abuse of the 2013 amendment to Z15 and we object to any residential development of any kind here.These lands run alongside the main avenue of St. Anne's from the Sybil Hill gate to the Millennium Arboretum. They are bordered by ancient Scots Pine and Holm Oaks, planted by the Guinness family who were the original owners of the estate. They form a visual part of the park and are integral to the character of the park. The construction of a residential development in this part of the green belt is wholly inappropriate, conflicts squarely with zoning and would have a ruinous impact on the special character of the park. If you are leaving a comment, please consider stating the general area where you live (eg Raheny, Dublin; Clontarf, Dublin; Coolock, Dublin etc)  

I Love St. Anne's
10,854 supporters