STOP GRAVEL MINING BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

STOP THIS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

from Wake Up Call animation by Steve Cutts

WE HAVE UNTIL 5PM ON 16TH MARCH TO PETITION THE COUNCIL
ON THE FORM BELOW
 

Objection to Proposed Gravel Extraction Site

We have recently been informed of proposals by a Mining Company to rip up the landscape 400m from the edge of GRC grounds for an open cast gravel quarry – an area 2km long and 1km wide! 
 
The tranquility of the Retreat Centre has helped hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world.   In this silent place people find their wisdom, develop their compassion  – and go on to change many lives for the better.  These plans would shatter the silence, damage surrounding nature and disrupt wildlife populations. The local community are worried and upset and we are all working together to show the local Council how many people care about this special place.
 
This map below shows the proposed site in red and the GRC boundary in orange.

The Retreat Centre would be affected by noise and dust pollution from the industrial scale quarry. It will also ruin the ancient landscape – the view from the chapel towards Oxford, down the river valley would then be across huge gravel workings. The extraction period will be for 20 years.
 
Time is short to halt these plans – please add your name to the petition below, your comments will automatically be sent to the local Council.
 
Here are some reasons you might use to personalise your objection to the plans
  • The tranquillity of the grounds at the GRC, that retreat guests value so much, would be lost.
  • Thousands of people enjoy Nuneham Park for walks and quiet leisure time to escape noisy urban environments, this peaceful haven won’t be there for them anymore.
  • Dust pollution is a health risk, research shows that silica dust is particularly harmful. 
  • Nuneham village, park and gardens are a Conservation area.
  • Nuneham Park and Garden is Grade 1 registered due to its national historical importance. The view from Nuneham towards Oxford is part of its uniqueness. 
  • The site is in the Green Belt.
  • These plans will add more traffic  to the already congested  A4074.
  • Biodiversity of the area will be seriously effected – populations of several bat species, otters, grass snakes, great crested newts and many others will suffer.
 Please forward this to all your contacts, the world will want us to do all we can to save this unique house, park, garden, village and landscape.
 
If you prefer to write directly to the local government office, please reference site SG42 in an email to mineralsandwasteplanconsultation@oxfordshire.gov.uk
 
Thank you.

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Objection to Proposed Gravel Extraction Site

This petition is now closed.

End date: Mar 16, 2020

Signatures collected: 8529

8,529 signatures