Have your say on how to protect region's environment

Gazette & Herald: Have your say on how to protect region's environment Have your say on how to protect region's environment

RESIDENTS and groups across North Yorkshire are being asked to have their say on how the region’s environment can be protected.

A public consultation has been launched by the North Yorkshire and York Local Nature Partnership, one of 48 such bodies in England which aims to ensure areas with “wildlife value” are protected and improve natural spaces in local communities. It also looks to encourage farming, forestry and mineral extraction businesses to operate in a way which helps the environment as well as the economy.

The work will focus on seven “priority areas”, including the Selby and Vale of Pickering Landscape Project, the Howardian Hills Ares of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the North York Moors National Park.

The consultation runs until March 9 and more information is available at nypartnerships.org.uk/lnp or by phoning 01609 533240.

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8:26pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Brian G0AHC says...

The best way to protect the environment is to prevent organisations like Gladman from concreting over our countryside.
This government is encouraging rapacious developers to wreck our environment regardless of local need, and yet appears to be initiating futile consultations and meaningless questionnaires asking whether we want to preserve our wildlife, flora and fauna.
Investigate the published link to the website, and you will see.....
I despair.
The best way to protect the environment is to prevent organisations like Gladman from concreting over our countryside. This government is encouraging rapacious developers to wreck our environment regardless of local need, and yet appears to be initiating futile consultations and meaningless questionnaires asking whether we want to preserve our wildlife, flora and fauna. Investigate the published link to the website, and you will see..... I despair. Brian G0AHC
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7:56am Mon 20 Jan 14

twotonethomas says...

I voted against the Gladmans' application.

However, there is likely to be far more wildlife in the gardens of 200+ houses than in the average agricultural field. And it's likely to be far more welcome.
I voted against the Gladmans' application. However, there is likely to be far more wildlife in the gardens of 200+ houses than in the average agricultural field. And it's likely to be far more welcome. twotonethomas
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12:56pm Mon 20 Jan 14

sourmouth says...

I read through this LNP document and, whilst I totally agree that its aims are positive, I feel that there is a lack of any real desire to "get their hands dirty" and actually champion the natural environment in North Yorkshire. I said as much on their survey. I think they need to take a far more robust approach if they are to have any voice on this issue.

North Yorkshire is about to be at the forefront of the divisive fracking issue and we need representatives who can be a mouthpiece for local people.

I would urge everyone to read the document an comment upon it in their survey. Perhaps we can all convince them to "beef-up" their aims.
I read through this LNP document and, whilst I totally agree that its aims are positive, I feel that there is a lack of any real desire to "get their hands dirty" and actually champion the natural environment in North Yorkshire. I said as much on their survey. I think they need to take a far more robust approach if they are to have any voice on this issue. North Yorkshire is about to be at the forefront of the divisive fracking issue and we need representatives who can be a mouthpiece for local people. I would urge everyone to read the document an comment upon it in their survey. Perhaps we can all convince them to "beef-up" their aims. sourmouth
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