|How to Object To Rotary Wood Plans||Tue, 2021-03-02 12:47||
Following the rejection of the recent planning variation for a larger extension to the Harrogate Spring Water bottling plant into Rotary Wood, we can now confirm that the original application is now being reviewed by Harrogate Council. The full plans for the original extension were submitted in May 2020 along with the variation for the larger extension. (As a reminder outline planning for the original extension was approved in May 2017 with a number of strict condition.) We held any decision on those full plans until we knew the outcome of the application for the larger site. However, we now expect the planning committee to be asked to approve the original application over the next few months.Detail
|Research on Carbon Losses from the Proposed Rotary Wood Felling||Sat, 2021-01-23 16:23||
We are grateful to the team at Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds, especially Anna Gugan & Professor Piers M. Forster, for their research into the carbon loss at Rotary Wood.
The report confirms our concern that the mitigation being offered does not equate to land being lost with regards to carbon loss.Detail
|Rotary Wood Planner Report||Thu, 2021-01-21 10:23||
You can download a copy of the planners report here.
|North Yorkshire woodland faces axe under bottled water plant expansion plans||Sun, 2021-01-17 11:57||
Leading climate scientist among Harrogate residents opposing plans for a bottling plant on the site of a woodland planted by local children.
Read more in this article in The Independent.
|Harrogate Advertiser Article||Sun, 2021-01-17 11:55||
You may have read the recent article in The Harrogate Advertiser that can be found here. It also includes views from Zero Carbon Harrogate, Harrogate Rotary, Harrogate Civics Society and Harrogate Greens
The full Q&A session is also attached.Detail
|Balsam Bash!||Thu, 2020-07-30 12:31||
This morning we ventured into the woods with some of our intrepid volunteers to do some balsam bashing! It was raining but it did not deter us and we had great fun….
So much so that we are arranging another get together in a couple of weeks to do some more.
See if you can spot our volunteers on some of these pictures and come along and join us next time!Detail
|Ecology Report for Rotary Wood||Mon, 2020-03-23 12:46||
We have now received our commissioned Ecology Report that outlines the full impact of the planned development of Rotary Wood. It also raises a number of concerns regarding the Harrogate Spring Water commissioned report undertaken last year. This report has been submitted to Harrogate Council as additional information to support our objection.Detail
|Council Protection for The Pinewoods Extended||Thu, 2020-03-05 15:58||
Harrogate based conservation charity Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) has been granted a renewal of its Asset of Community Value designation for the Pinewood, Harrogate. The Pinewoods, including Rotary Woods and Irongate Field, was first offered additional protection under the Localism Act in 2015 for an initial 5 years. This extension, the 1st ever granted by Harrogate Council, will see this protection extended to March 2025.Detail
|What Does Harrogate Council Earn via Harrogate Spring Water?||Sun, 2020-03-01 12:59||
We are repeatedly asked about potential conflicts of interest within Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) regarding the Harrogate Spring Water Limited (HSWL) planning application. HBC is of course planning authority and landowner. It also reported that the council has a continued financial interest in terms of revenue linked to turnover.
The majority of information is deemed to be confidential but what we know as below.Detail
|How to Raise a Formal Objection to Planning Proposal: 19/05245/DVCMAJ||Thu, 2020-02-20 17:21||
We are now asking our members and supporters to raise a formal objection to the variation for an increased extension to the Harrogate Spring Water Limited plant.
This can be done via the portal or via email as outlined below.Detail