Blanket Bog 1: Walshaw Moor Estate 0. Stone and timber access tracks won’t be built

The Walshaw Moor Estate proposed new stone and timber track across protected blanket bog will not go ahead, thanks to the efforts of local residents who objected to the planning application, Mark Avery’s legal challenge to Natural England, and Natural England’s resulting withdrawal of support for the track.

On 19th March this year, Walshaw Moor Estate emailed Calderdale Council Planning Services to withdraw their APPLICATION 18/00237/FUL.On 29th March, Calderdale Council’s Corporate Lead for Planning Services replied that the Council noted the withdrawal of the planning application and that Walshaw Moor Estate is not to put in any developments without planning permission.

We need to keep a close eye on Walshaw Moor, to see if they abide by this requirement. Which seems unlikely, if their past unconsented developments are anything to go by.

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