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Notes from Rotary Wood Meeting Thu, 2020-02-20 15:27

On Wed 22nd January a meeting was held between Harrogate Spring Water, Harrogate Rotary and Pinewoods Conservation Group to discuss the Rotary Wood planning application and to discuss concerns. A copy of the notes from the meeting is now available to download as below.

A thank you to Harrogate Civics Society for offering to take the notes.

Support for Rotary Wood from TV & Radio Expert - Press Release Sat, 2020-01-18 08:26

Charity disputes claims on quality of trees as part of planning dispute.

Harrogate based conservation charity Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) has disputed claims that Rotary Wood is not a successful woodland that has been supported by a leading horticultural expert. Rotary Wood is currently under threat by Harrogate Spring Water Limited (HSWL) who plan to extend their current bottling plant into wood destroying up to 4 acres of woodland.

Questions on Rotary Wood Sun, 2020-01-12 10:38

We know our campaign to protect Rotary Wood is generating lots of questions so we've tried to address them here. If there are any further questions then please let us know via email or social media. Our main priorities are to ensure this issue is debated and that any actions are carried out in an open and transparent way.

Q1: Have you raised with your MP and what is their view? A1: Yes, we wrote on 3rd January and await reply. Mr Jones was involved in the original planting.

Launch of Crowd Justice Fund Thu, 2020-01-02 14:47

We are seeking to challenge development of around 4 acres of the Pinewoods to allow for expansion of Harrogate Spring Water. The planned development on an area known locally as Rotary (or Centenary) Wood will see the plastic bottling plant double in size. See for more details.

Dec 2019 Update - Consultation on Rotary Wood Development Sat, 2019-11-16 18:48

***Updated Dec 2019 *** Image of plans now received and available as below.

*** Updated Nov 2019 ***

A recent consultation event took place on 8th Nov with revised plans. We have formally asked for copies of these plans for sharing with members. A full update will be shared on receipt.


Outline application for the extension to existing bottling facility by Harrogate Spa Water Limited on Harlow Moor Road Harrogate North Yorkshire HG2 0QB

This page summarises the main plans and current questions we have. The page will be updated as and when more information is made available but please share your thoughts.

Site Overview (via Tim Cook Harrogate Informer), Rotary Stone
Press Release: Train to Be A Pinewoods Superhero! Fri, 2019-07-26 15:28

An Exciting Summer Project to Encourage New Visitors to The Pinewoods

Harrogate based charity Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) has launched another exciting new summer project to encourage residents to explore the Pinewoods. Following on from the recent success of “Pinewoods Rocks” and “Pinewoods Doors” an online game has been devised with local social enterprise Questr.

Harlow Moor Road Works Sun, 2019-03-03 07:36

A number of members have asked us about the area cleared in the woods next to Harlow Moor Road.

We have had no prior warning of any works and seeking confirmation on full details from Harrogate Council. We know from North Yorkshire County Council that works are taking place to improve footpaths and add a pedestrian island as part of the recent Miller Homes development.

We will keep all updated here and also via our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Local Lotto Sat, 2018-10-13 15:14

We are pleased to confirm that The Pinewoods Conservation Group is one of the charities being supported by the Harrogate District Local Lotto. With over 60% of tickets sales going to local causes and a top prize of £25,000 this is a great way to support us. If you are looking to take part please click here -

Footpath Resurfacing Work Completed Sat, 2018-10-13 14:18

With massive thanks to Open Country the path from the War Memorial to Harlow Moor Road has been resurfaced. Works took the best part of 3 days but the result are very impressive with new gravel being added and compacted.

We will review the need for any additional works after the winter.

Path Closure - 7th to 10th Aug Mon, 2018-08-06 16:43

As part of planned repairs the middle path from the War Memorial to Harlow Moor Road will be closed from Tue 7th Aug to Fri 10th Aug. This will allow for areas of the path to be cleared and any major holes filled with chipped stone. This work is urgently needed and best done in dry weather that we fortunately have had recently. This will mean that the Woodland Fairy Door Walk will become more if a linear walk for these 4 days but should be back open for this weekend.



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