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To: West Berks Planning Committee

Protect the River Lambourn, one of only 4 chalk streams in the world accorded SSSI and SAC status

Protect the River Lambourn, one of only 4 chalk streams in the world accorded SSSI and SAC status

Approve revised plans that would see treated sewage being taken to the mains for phosphate removal rather than allowing treated sewage to leach into the river. These plans require a one off approval of one house on greenbelt to pay for additional costs.

Why is this important?

The River Lambourn is one of only 4 chalk streams in the world accorded the highest protection of SSSI and SAC status. We cannot create any more. It is far more important to protect this river than a small piece of greenbelt. Developer, local residents, experts and those supporting our environment want this to happen. There is significant justification for an exception to be made in this case to the planning guidance.
There is only one chance to protect the river.

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Reasons for signing

  • I volunteer with the Renewal Project which helps maintain the River Lambourn and its environment where it passes through part of Newbury so I am concerned about the impact of additional discharges upstream.
  • Hi all...we know why this is so important to us, whether you are a angler or not. Together as a united front we can make this happen.
  • Care of the environment must be foremost in any development planning.

Updates

2020-05-12 10:18:15 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2020-05-12 10:01:10 +0100

Thanks to all those who have signed but planners need more convincing. Help us get the message across by emailing [email protected] quoting 19/02850/FULMAJ as the subject and simply saying I support this planning application.

2020-05-10 17:18:44 +0100

500 signatures reached

2020-05-09 11:30:13 +0100

100 signatures reached

2020-05-09 08:34:00 +0100

50 signatures reached

2020-05-08 22:20:32 +0100

25 signatures reached

2020-05-08 20:21:42 +0100

10 signatures reached