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The Thornborough Henges


Local Group Raises Concerns at Application to Quarry

Edited down from an article by David Prudames, published on on 7th June 2004:
Local campaigners have voiced their concerns following an application by building materials supplier Tarmac to extend gravel extraction operations near the Neolithic complex of henges at Thornborough in Yorkshire.

Last week Tarmac, which is already quarrying in areas around the henges, lodged a planning application with North Yorkshire County Council to begin gravel extraction at the nearby Ladybridge Farm site.

Campaign group the Friends of Thornborough has reacted by issuing a rallying call to the British public, seeking help in stopping the application's success.

"Up to now my objective has been to publicise the danger that exists to a little known site that we believe should be recognised as being of national importance," the organisation's Mike Sanders told the 24 Hour Museum.

A meeting is planned for the evening of June 8, when the organisation will look at ways in which they can raise objections to the application as well as mobilising public support.
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Kammer Posted by Kammer
8th June 2004ce
Edited 8th June 2004ce

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