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 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 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!
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 Planning Department Telford and Wrekin Council
stop the building of houses that could close The Haygate as a music venue
The planning department have allowed outline planning permission for houses to be built at the back of the Haygate pub. These houses will be very near the pub and its beer garden and new residents will be able to complain about the noise from the pub, which could impact on the very nature of the pub. The Haygate is a music venue and has been successfully trading for over 12 years with very little trouble regarding noise problems. However the factory units that were at the back of the pub were recently knocked down and at that point we started receiving noise complaints and have now had a noise abatement notice served on us. We know that when these houses are built the new residents will be entitled to complain about the noise from both the music in the pub and about the noise created by the customers in the beer garden, and that this could cause the council to revoke our music licence which could cause us to close. We would like to council to refuse to allow houses to be built on the land and to seriously consider the impact of these houses on a well established and successful late night music venue.
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!