Campaign Groups Keep Up Pressure
Protesters to deluge council over quarry
By Richard Edwards
Protesters fighting a quarry plan near an ancient Yorkshire monument are to hit a council with the biggest number of objections in its history. Campaign groups Timewatch and the Friends of Thornborough Henges have been campaigning for more than a year against Tarmac's scheme at Ladybridge Farm, Nosterfield, near Ripon.
Timewatch will hand 1,500 letters of objection and a petition on Monday that will carry more than 10,000 signatures to North Yorkshire County Council planning chiefs.
The response will be the largest number of objections the council has ever received to a single application.
Timewatch chairman George Chaplin said: "Our response shows that the application is fundamentally flawed and contrary to council planning policy on many counts.
He added: "We feel that by showing we are more than willing to argue our case, together with significant public support, we can ensure that right is done at Thornborough."
taken from the article at Leeds Today
coverage also at the bbc website
Posted by Rhiannon
2nd July 2005ce
Edited 2nd July 2005ce