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oppose development

26 petitions

Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to neil.ferris@york.gov.uk

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!  

Claire McMahon-Harvey
1,237 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

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.

Farms Not Factories
8,482 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to planapps@westberks.gov.uk

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: washcommonactiongroup@gmail.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 planapps@westberks.gov.uk 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
471 supporters