• National campaign launched to protect Blackdown Hills

    7th November 2012 | News | Claire
  • The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is urging its members to write to transport minister, Patrick McLoughlin, to protest about the Government’s new push to build roads across the country.

    Under threat, say the CPRE, are the Norfolk Broads, Peak District National Park and the Wye Valley and Blackdown Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    The CPRE’s email states: “Large-scale road building schemes will not aid economic recovery but lead to irreversible loss of our precious countryside buried under tarmac.”

    If you wish to send a letter to Mr McLoughlin about the threat to the Blackdown Hills, click HERE

    You may also wish to send your note to MP, Neil Parish and the leader of EDDC, Cllr Paul Diviani, whose ward includes the Blackdown Hills.

    East Devon District Council and Cllr Diviani have been actively pushing for the A303 to be dualled through the Blackdown Hills, as has East Devon Business Forum. 

    Where is the government’s commitment to rail?  The Waterloo railway line is in desperate need of dualling but we don’t hear of any move to get that project off the ground.

    Paul Diviani:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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