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To: Craven District Council

Stop the Desecration of North Yorkshire's Hellifield Flashes

Reject any planning application by property developer Gordon Halton and his business associates to destroy the unspoiled peace and rural beauty of North Yorkshire's famed Hellifield Flashes. Halton's appalling project, if approved, will obliterate the Flashes for centuries, thereby destroying this haven of green fields and peace in favour of a gigantic multi-million pound leisure complex, complete with a hotel, leisure spa, gymnasium, three hundred wooden chalets, a massive car park and 'Park and Ride' scheme.

Why is this important?

The Hellifield Flashes are a series of large natural ponds in an an area of unspoiled open grazing, just a mile or so distant from the Yorkshire Dales National Park and seperating the villages of Hellifield and Long Preston. For centuries the Flashes have been a place of rural tranquility where sheep may safely graze and people can wander, picnic, and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the countryside. The Flashes are also famed for their bird life providing, at certain times of the year, sanctuary for at least 4,000 migratory birds.

How it will be delivered

By email to every elected member of Craven District Council and the council's salaried officers and planners.



2016-12-11 19:21:52 +0000

We hear from insiders at Craven District Council that this apalling project is likely to get the thumbs-down. No time for rejoicing, however, as the profiteering developers behind this money-grubbing project will undoubtedly appeal against any decision to veto theirshabby scheme.

2016-12-11 19:14:17 +0000

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2016-12-11 19:12:14 +0000

Having recently passed the 1,184 signatures level, the pre-Christmas preparations have inevitably slowed down new signatures to this petition. However, in the lull between Boxing day and the New Year celebrations as people trawl the internet for matters of interest I anticipate a major upsurge in signatures. Please spread the word after seeing off the Christmas Pies and mulled wine :)

2016-12-01 20:41:27 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2016-11-23 18:39:27 +0000

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2016-11-23 18:32:43 +0000

2016-11-18 19:44:29 +0000

500 signatures reached

2016-11-16 21:32:20 +0000

100 signatures reached

2016-11-15 19:55:24 +0000

50 signatures reached

2016-11-06 10:05:10 +0000

25 signatures reached

2016-11-03 23:25:56 +0000

10 signatures reached