"Brilliant news! We have just been notified that the Planning Inspector has dismissed Investates appeal to build houses on the historic Wincobank Hill. The land will remain green open space and an important part of the setting for the iron age hill fort which is a scheduled ancient monument.
A big 'thank you' to all of you who signed the petition, it really did make a difference."
We appeal to the Planning Inspectorate to safeguard our national heritage by upholding the decision of Sheffield City Council to refuse planning permission to build on the line of an ancient monument known as 'The Roman Ridge'. Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/J4423/A/12/2180681/NWF.
This 27km ancient earthwork, not yet fully understood or dated, runs along the side of the Scheduled Iron Age Hill Fort at Wincobank. As a Celtic defensive frontier against both the early Roman invaders and the later Saxons, it has the same historic value as Hadrian‘s Wall and Offa’s Dyke. It is a monument of local and national significance.
When not working i'm usually found wandering the more obscure sites in the Avebury area, Hence the username. I've a real fascination with Harestones Down "stone circle" in particular, But love other quieter sites too, East Kennet longbarrow, Little Avebury, The Devils Den and Fyfield Down etc, The "show" sites aren't really my thing being mostly populated by people with "agenda's". :)