WHAT CAN BE DONE?
is when the needy, and not the men of property , are the
rulers. Aristotle 340 BC
The Statutory Public
Consultations (in the form of an exhibition) are to
be held in July 2017.
See Latest News for
dates and venues.
Visit the exhibition, ask questions, kick up a fuss, let the
proposers know your feelings. Remember that they are being
well paid to be there.
However we will not win any battle on those days - they won't
walk away if we shout at them.
There is no "done deal"; the proposers still have to finalise
their planning application to the Planning Inspectorate
(probably in November) .... that is the time for battle.
Large freight hubs, warehousing and especially rail freight
interchanges, in the hands of private investors, are being
proposed all around the country - without any national
strategy or concern for their siting or the consequences.
Very often, challenging the proposal is left with those
affected. So (unless it is an ideal brownfield location),
forming a local opposition group is the first step.
The term NIMBY may be quickly wheeled out by the proposers and
those who may benefit from these proposals. But in this area
we already have an extremely busy motorway, two extremely busy
strategic trunk roads, an industrial estate (with explosion
zone), a childrens detention centre (expensive failure) - now
a police station, a council depot, a busy railway line,
a waste incinerator, two giant wind turbines - well over &
above the normal trappings of a community - so such criticisms
can be flicked aside.
The area is prime agricultural land (class 2 & 3) and
importantly we are within the Green Belt. (See Jargon page for
What we intend to do is defined in the Mission Statement on
the home page. If you value the countryside, the environment,
your health, the green belt principle, farming, the local
roads & villages and your property, then join us in some
way to fight this monstrosity. Whatever your input - be it
expertise or enthusiasm; reading, writing or support; funding,
fundraising or footwork - it will be very welcome. Press the Contacts button for
What things looked like in 1882