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.
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 torridge district council, Mr Cameron MP
Stop Mega Factory Farm Dairies ...
In 2009/10 Mr Peter Willes of Parkham Farms was the lead in the Nocton proposal to set up a mega-dairy of 8000 cows. It quite rightly caused a howl of protest. This application was defeated but Mr Willes continues to build these monster dairies where over 1000 cows are held in sheds 24/7 all year. These dairies are cruel and cause serious environmental damage. It is often called 'zero-grazing' when cows are never allowed in fields. It is a nasty form of farming... and it is entirely unnecessary. We do not need this kind of farming. The price of milk is dropping through the floor because there is a huge global over-supply and there has been for some years. It is simplistic to just blame the supermarkets and processors, though they are not entirely innocent. The current situation has been exacerbated by China's restrictions, Russian sanctions and the end of milk quotas... but the real problem is the over supply generated by farmers like Mr Willes. The positive feedback of falling prices due to oversupply, leading to yet larger production units with the inevitable increase in the oversupply problem has decimated the industry and caused endless hardship for responsible small scale farmers and their families. The small employment provided by these large industrial units is no compensation for the loss of livelihoods and the many other problems they cause. In Hartland in Devon an enormous slurry lagoon has been built, without even asking for permission, in the middle of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Since then the whole area has suffered considerable environmental damage and several people blame their health problems on it and have had to leave. The cows... well they are healthy when measured in terms of milk yield but just look into their eyes. It is sad to see. It is in complete contrast to cows in fields that show curiosity and a spectrum of social behaviors. Please help us stop this kind of farming by helping us stop this lagoon. It is the first step. There are 20 of these Mega Dairies in the UK and the number is increasing. Help us stop this lagoon and start the fight back through changes to the law and planning regulations. For more information and to object: http://stopit.org.uk Also see: http://toomuchslurry.co.uk ... sign up to the newsletter which is tirelessly updated by Jeremy Roe Thank you for your support !
Petition to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Planning Office
Object to Mega Pig Farm proposal in Limavady, N.Ireland
The planning application for a 20,000+ pig factory in Northern Ireland constitutes a major risk to both human and animal well being, as well as a serious threat to the local environment. Please sign this petition, and/or use our template letter to put forward an objection in your own words. This petition will be acknowledged by the local council, but a letter in your own words will have the most impact. Plans include five buildings with up to 7,114 pigs in the largest building and up to 3,557 in the four other buildings. The application also includes two slurry stores, and it is anticipated that slurry will be landspread onto third party land or fed into anaerobic digesters. Landspreading of slurry poses serious health and environmental risks and it has been found that anaerobic digesters do not destroy all bacterial pathogens, such as salmonella, listeria, E. coli and campylobacter. Local resident, James Chissel, says: "The smell, noise and constant traffic created by this plant will permanently damage our community, threaten the health of our children and have a long lasting effect on our beautiful countryside setting, it MUST be stopped." If given the go ahead, this intensive pig factory will set a dangerous precedent for the future of pig farming in the UK. Help us stop Limavady pig factory by objecting now.
Petition to Manchester City Council and Network Rail
Save the Cornerhouse Buildings
Because they provide a well-loved landmark in the city Because sometimes restoration is better than demolition Because our city doesn't need yet another characterless hotel and apartment block, Manchester can and should be more imaginative than that The original Manchester Evening News article on the potential demolition of the Cornerhouse buildings is here: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/business/cornerhouse-site-redeveloped-office-hotel-7574601 Cornerhouse as an organisation is evolving into HOME and moving to new purpose-built facilities along Whitworth Street. The proposed redevelopment of the existing Cornerhouse buildings and surrounding area is at a relatively early stage - this is our chance to influence the Council and Network Rail's plans and what is submitted in the planning application. Whilst keeping the Cornerhouse buildings is likely to be considered in the redevelopment options, the buildings may be demolished unless we can give the Council a good reason to keep them. We need more signatures on the petition and ideas for the re-use of the buildings - continue the debate here https://www.facebook.com/SaveCornerhouseMCR?ref_type=bookmark Twitter @OxfordRdCorner (photo courtesy of Ben Page Photography)
Petition to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stop the access road leading to Warren Rd, next to Falkland and Park House Schools.
Application No: 15/02300/OUTMAJ PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT SANDLEFORD PK. NEW - AMENDED PLANNING APPLICATION AS AT NOV 16. NEW - IMPORTANT UPDATE - PUBLIC CONSULTATION AT THE NEWBURY RUGBY CLUB ON 18 MAY 17 BETWEEN 3PM and 8PM, ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF 450 HOMES USING THE WARREN ROAD (ADVERT IN NEWBURY WEEKLY NEWS P49 (4/5/17). AS THE REVISED SANDLEFORD PLANNING APPLICATION IS STILL UNDER DISCUSSION, IT IS STILL POSSIBLE TO SEND IN OBJECTION LETTERS UP TO THE POINT OF THE OFFICIAL PLANNING MEETING - SUGGESTED OBJECTION POINTS CAN BE REQUESTED FROM: email@example.com FOR USE IN YOUR OBJECTION LETTERS TO WEST BERKSHIRE COUNCIL. THANK YOU. An AMENDED application for permission to carry out the above development has been submitted. Part of this application is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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: www.enfieldroadwatch.co.uk Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/save_green_belt Follow and like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enfieldroadwatch/ Thank you for your support and together we can make a difference! Enfield RoadWatch Action Group
Petition to email@example.com
Stop York Council from Bulldozing through Holgate Community Garden and Play Park
Holgate Community Garden and Play Park is a green haven for inner city dwellers in York, which is soon to be demolished to make way for a road to service a new development in York Central. This is despite the fact that there are several alternative options to build a road nearby that would not destroy green space, nor impact negatively on existing residents. Bulldozing through this site will destroy what is for many local residents their only garden; a central point for exercising, gardening and socialising. Residents in this part of Holgate have tiny yards that are not suitable for exercising children or pets. The garden and basketball court are therefore well loved and actively used on a daily basis by families, dog walkers and gardening enthusiasts. Due to lack of council funding, the area was until 2011 quite neglected with unused flower beds, graffiti-covered walls and regular rubbish deposits. The creation of Holgate Community Garden by Julie Fern galvanised the local community into action to transform this space into a beautiful, tranquil site filled with flowers, vegetables and well cared for play equipment. The local residents have generously invested large sums of their own money in this project and carried out the work as a collective team. The result has been a transformation. It is now a beautiful place that residents are proud of and use daily with great enthusiasm. The road would negatively impact the area by: Removing a space to exercise and play. Destroying the opportunity for children to learn gardening skills and eat produce that they have grown themselves. Causing safety concerns for children living near a busy road. Destroying a range of ancient trees. Destroying a habitat for bats and local wildlife. Increasing noise, light and air pollution to intolerable and unsafe levels for the residents of Cleveland Street, Upper St Paul’s Terrace and Wilton Rise. Destroying a space where friendships are formed and flourish through regular gardening days, barbecues, picnics and craft events. To bulldoze through Holgate Community Garden and Play Park would be to bulldoze through the social cohesion and healthy living that the residents have fought hard to foster in this area. Please sign this petition to show your support and save our garden!