Sunday, 29 January 2017

HOW TOP TORY KEN CLARKE BECAME AN 'OBSESSIVE' BIRDWATCHER


 TORY Cabinet veteran Ken Clarke has described how birdwatching has provided him with
a valuable  diversion from politics since he took up the hobby in  the early 1980s.

He includes it with jazz, cricket and football (he supports Nottingham Forest and Notts County), plus  Formula One motor racing, as a private enthusiasm about which he is obsessive.

Sometimes during breaks on official overseas trips, he has been able to watch hundreds of different species  on  expeditions to mountains, jungles rainforests, plains and coasts on every continent. His lifelist now numbers more than 3,000 species.

In his entertaining memoir, Kind of Blue, he reveals how he had formerly scorned birdwatching as "a very anorak activity that only spoiled a country walk".

He changed his mind on a holiday in southern France where he found himself entranced first by the number of attractive butterflies, then by the "varied and interesting" birdlife.

The 76-year-old MP for Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire  writes: "I therefore bought a handbook of birds and also invested in a pair of binoculars which I proposed to use principally when making my frequent visits to watch First Class cricket at Trent Bridge

"To say that I was a novice when I started would be an understatement.

"I recall staying with friends in Cornwall and peering at a small bird in a hedge and slowly turning the pages of my book one by one to try to identify it.

"I think I had got past the hawks and gulls, but I was making painfully slow progress until my wife, Gillian, walked up behind me and said: "It's a blue tit - we have lots of them in the garden."

The politician has an amusing anecdote about a problem he encountered when he sought an opportunity to watch  cranes and other exotic species in Japan.

"Birdwatching is an almost unknown western interest regarded as deeply eccentric,"he says.

"On one trip, Gillian and I were driven by our government escort an enormous distance through very attractive looking birdwatching territory to a large natural  history museum where we were  shown in to a collection of stuffed birds in cases.

"I tried to explain that my interest was in searching for birds with binoculars in the wild. 
The Japanese  were totally nonplussed.

"They explained that there were many more birds in the museum than could be found in the open air and that they would be much easier to study at close quarters."

Clarke is understood to have been paid an advance of £430,000 for Kind of Blue which is published by Macmillan at £25. 

As well as charting his political and business career, he takes the opportunity to reveal that he has never used a computer and that, contrary to frequent media jibes, he does not wear Hush Puppies but hand-made suede shoes from the  long-established Northampton firm, Crockett & Jones.

Friday, 27 January 2017

THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY - CONTRASTING RESPONSES TO SPURN VISITOR CENTRE RULING

                          OBSERVATORY TRUST SAY PLEAS 'FELL ON DEAF EARS'      

            

The scene outside County Hall following the meeting

 THE responses to East Riding of Yorkshire Council's decision to grant planning consent for a visitor centre at Spurn could hardly  be at further ends of the spectrum.

Spurn Bird Observatory Trust, some of whose members attended the planning meeting where the decision was made, are dismayed.

This statement has been issued by its chairman, Rob Adams:

I am very sorry to have to advise you that the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's  planning application for a visitor centre in Triangle Field was today passed by the ERYCC planning committee.

"Despite several thousand objections, the committee sought to approve this application.

 "We at the observatory had always made it clear from the outset that the proposed location was the key issue in our objection and had pleaded with YWT at executive level to move it to a more environmentally suitable site.

 "Unfortunately our pleadings fell on deaf ears and we now believe that the wildlife that abounds at Spurn will be faced with a very uncertain future."

 By contrast, the YWT was cockahoop at the ruling as its statement reveals:


"The trust  is delighted with the decision made by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to award planning permission for a new visitor centre at Spurn National Nature Reserve. 


"We believe this gives the wildlife of Spurn a much brighter future and will ensure Spurn’s many visitors have a safe, informative and enjoyable experience for many years to come.

"We would like to thank E.ON, our other partners and members of the public for supporting our proposal."

The statement continues: "We acknowledge that many people do not support the proposal.

"With our recently formed advisory group of site partners and representatives of the local community, we are committed to try and find ways to work with everyone with a stake in the future of Spurn for the benefit of the site and its iconic wildlife."

Both parties will now study the minutiae of the application's  planning  conditions in order to ascertain what precisely has been approved and how effectively they are likely to be enforced.


Below more photos of the scene outside County Hall, Beverley, where YWT directors came under some heavy-duty barracking from  opponents of the application. 
                                



                                                        

Thursday, 26 January 2017

PLANNING GREEN LIGHT FOR CONTROVERSIAL SPURN VISITOR CENTRE PROPOSAL

Under pressure - YWT director Terry Smithson (right) is quizzed by the media
STORMY scenes followed today's crunch meeting to determine Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's controversial application to build a £900,000 visitor centre at Spurn.

Members of East Riding Council's planning committee were in the firing line after they voted 8-4 in favour of the project at a meeting held at County Hall, Beverley.

Following  the hour-long debate, there were angry shouts of "disgraceful" and "shame"  from about 50 opponents of the scheme who had watched proceedings from the public gallery.

The ructions continued outside when YWT operation director Terry Smithson struggled to make himself heard above the clamour as he was interviewed by Paul Murphy of BBC regional news programme Look North.

The trust hopes the visitor centre will generate revenue by serving refreshments and by  imposing charges for use of the 77-space car park that will be attached to the building.

It also seeks  to stimulate interest in wildlife and enhance tourism  within a safer environment than exists at present.

Up to 25 full- and part-time jobs could be created, with volunteer rangers being tasked to ensure that visitors and their dogs do not trample on to sites of greatest wildlife sensitivity.


Old concrete military structures will be removed and used as foundation hardcore for the building.

Arguing the pros and cons - three of those who attended the meeting
 But opponents - including birdwatchers and villagers - believe the centre will blight the heritage coast, disturb birds and other wildlife and be at risk from flooding.

Prior to the debate, councillors heard that  submissions to the planning department numbered 589 in favour and 2,827against.

The comments are listed in full on the planning section pages of the council's website.

But it was clear that many  of the committee were swayed by the reports  of planning officers, which recommended approval, and by  the fact that key statutory consultees such as the RSPB and Natural England had raised no objections, subject to certain conditions being met.

Before their discussion, the committee  also heard from Mr Smithson, who spoke in favour, and from opponents Prof Andrew Hanby and ward councillor David Tucker.


Mr Smithson maintained  that the centre would be an "innovative building which will improve the landscape".

He said adjacent shrub planting would be "sensitive" and the project would bring "parking improvements"

The director acknowledged that the trust's communications with the community had been lacking but insisted: "We are prepared to make a huge effort to repair this."

Prof Hanby expressed surprise that so relatively  few had ventured  support for the scheme given that the YWT has 40,000 members. He also issued a reminder that the application site  has flooded nine times since 1953.


He noted that at similar nature reserves such as the ones at Cley and Titchwell, visitor centres were "at their approach, not in their midst".

Coun Tucker said claims that the building would be a "temporary structure" that would "nestle into the environment" were "not true".

He saw no reason why the trust's proposal was worthy of consent given that the council had always refused previous applications on the grounds of flood risk or visual intrusion.

He continued: "If the trust were to withdraw this application in favour of submitting a new one at a more appropriate location, I am sure it would have the overwhelming support of the community."

Committee member Coun Bryan Pearson described Spurn as a "wild and woolly place" where he used to fish in the days when Barry Spence was site warden.

"It does not need a visitor centre at this particular location."he declared. "It will stick out like a sore thumb."

He was critical of proposals to demolish existing military buildings, noting that redundant pill boxes "provides habitat for all sorts of creatures"

Coun Tony Galbraith, an RSPB member,  said he gave a "lot of weight" to the comments of both the bird charity and English Nature, neither of whom had objected.

He insisted: "In this day and age, people need a visitor centre if they are to benefit fully from their visit."

Coun John Whittle also supported the proposal, observing that closer management would enhance safety to the benefit of many, including the elderly.

Coun Philip Davison expressed doubts whether the car park would be sufficient to accommodate large numbers of visitors on a sunny day  in summer.

"This will lead to parking pressures elsewhere," he maintained. "There will be traffic chaos."

"This facility wont offer anything that does not already exist. Why not simply enhance the Blue Bell cafe?"

Coun Shelagh  Finlay said she could support such a project in somewhere like Bridlington but not within open countryside in  the  wild beauty of Spurn.

"The issues  with flooding and visual intrusion have not been resolved,"she observed. "This will do nothing to generate  tourism."

Coun David  Rudd said there were "good planning reasons" why the application should be approved.

He  insisted : "It can only enhance tourism, and the car parking will be fine."

The meetings heard that, as a planning condition,  a formal liaison committee was to be set up in an attempt to to end rancour.between supporters and opponents of the project.

Committee chairman Coun Phyllis Pollard voted against approval when an earlier application was considered in July but said she supported the revised scheme.

"I hate to say it but I quite like the building,"she said. "It has been designed to cope with flooding, and I hope it will offer something exciting."

But Coun Pollard was critical of the trust's failure to reach out to the community to dispel their
doubts.

She continued: "Something has gone badly wrong with this application.

"A lot of bridge-building will be required to resolve the antagonism that has arisen."

The YWT has not revealed when it intends to start work on the project or which company will be the main contractor.

The centre will not look over the estuarial mud flats to Grimsby and Cleethorpes, but  towards the Humber Gateway windfarm operated by E.ON who have pledged a substantial contribution to the construction costs. 


The planning committee voted eight-four in favour of the scheme
                                            


Tuesday, 24 January 2017

'NEGATIVE' CAMPAIGN OF SPURN PROJECT OBJECTORS RAMPED UP COSTS FOR TRUST

A 'FEW' VOCAL INDIVIDUALS ADDED EXPENSE TO THE APPLICATION PROCESS


 WILL supporters and objectors smoke from the same peace pipe after a decision is reached on the proposed visitor centre at Spurn?

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust was making some conciliatory noises at a pre-planning meeting  on January 23, but it remains to be seen if harmony can be achieved.

In its 2016 annual report, the trust stated: "Producing a thorough planning application for the new centre has been very time-consuming and costly. 

"Spurn is a sensitive site and planning required a huge amount of technical work, much of which requires professional input. 

"Added to this, a negative and somewhat vocal campaign by a few individuals absorbed a huge amount of senior staff time and added further expense to the process. 

"Some of this expense is covered by our main funder for the centre (EON) although YWT has had to spend substantial extra funds to facilitate  a planning submission. 

"Nevertheless, a planning submission was put in just before Christmas. 

"After seven months of waiting, we were extremely disappointed at the recent decision of East Riding of Yorkshire Council to reject planning permission, particularly as the application was recommended for approval by the planning case officer. 

"The trust will continue to seek the best solution for Spurn National Nature Reserve, to protect its wildlife and provide safe access for visitors to the site."

'DO NOT BE HOODWINKED BY PROPAGANDA' - HULL MAN'S PLEA TO PLANNERS OVER WILDLIFE TRUST'S SPURN VISITOR CENTRE PROJECT

HULL man Robin Neale is among the many appealing for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's proposal to be refused.

In his submission to the planning department at East Riding council, he says:  "Again I find it necessary to object to YWT's proposals for a new visitor centre on the proposed site ( the same site that was rejected on a  previous application).

"Nothing has changed. Habitats will be destroyed and the proposed site was flooded out during the 2013 surge.

"The trust has the option of developing adjacent to the Blue Bell cafe but has chosen not to do so, even thought this property was not flooded in 2013.

"The proposals and provision for parking are totally unsuitable for casual visitors, anglers and birdwatchers alike as the arrangements will not be available early or late in the day.


"The proposal to have no parking along verges would mean a walk ,with equipment, tackle, tripods etc of nearly a mile or so.

"With the intention of landscaping the verges, it is clear that the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is prepared to change the landscape, destroy habitat and encourage  access to Spurn in pursuit of financial gain.

"The trust is  not really interested in providing any needs for those people who love visiting Spurn as it is.

"Its  claim to be catering  for the 'Springwatch generation' is laughable.

"Spurn is a wild, expansive place where wildlife can occur anywhere. It is not Bempton where everything is conveniently perched on a cliff and ideally suited to a visitor centre that attracts a wide range of people.

"Similarly it is not Potteric Carr where a maze of footpaths lead to conveniently-placed hides, viewable by everybody and where all 'needs ' are catered for.

"Spurn is Spurn - one of the last true wildernesses on the East Coast where man and its inhabitants  interact successfully.

"Please stick to your guns East Riding planning committee - do not be hoodwinked by misleading propaganda!

"Reject the proposals for the visitor centre on the same grounds that you quite rightly did last time.

"Keep Spurn wild!"

YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST 'NOT TO BLAME' FOR SPURN SHEEP-DROWNING TRAGEDY


'EXTENT OF THE FLOODING COULD NOT HAVE BEEN PREDICTED'


Student Georgia Locock addresses the meeting

                                               
Anyone hoping for fireworks from the pre-planning meeting presentation on the proposed. visitor centre at Spurn will  have come away disappointed.

During the hour-long meeting, in which representatives of both sides were given half-an-hour to present their cases, the 60 or so members of the public were on their best behaviour, with no placard-waving protests nor other disruptions.

The only murmur of disquiet in the public gallery at Beverley's County Hall came  when Martin Batt, one of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's team, said that the organisation had been cleared of blame for the drowning of 38 its flock of Hebridean sheep in the 2013 flooding of Spurn.



The animals had not been transferred in advance to  safe pastures, but .Mr Batt (above) claimed  the RNLI had since said that the severity of the flood could not have been predicted.

The meeting also heard from fellow supporters of the project including the trust's director of operations, Terry Smithson, who expressed  regret that, in its determination to reach out to prospective new visitors, the trust had overlooked the sensitivities of members of the  community, many of whom have a sense of ownership of the site.

He did not specifically identify the groups to which he was referring but these are likely to include parish councils, the angling fraternity and birders, some of whom are members of the Spurn Bird Observatory Trust.



                                                             
Declared Mr Smithson (pictured): "We have appeared defensive and inflexible, but Spurn needs to provide a welcoming environment.

"There is a danger to the public from ex-military structures and brown moth caterpillars which can cause skin irritation. We need to manage visitor safety .

He continued:  "An independent survey has indicated that the proposed centre will have little impact on wildlife."

Bridget Hansford, of Salt architects, said the centre would "build on the spirit of place" and that her firm had worked closely with structural engineers to address flood risk concerns.

Earlier, project opponents  Tim Cowley (below) and Georgia Locock sounded strong alerts respectively on flood risk and the potentially detrimental impact on waders and other birds.




On behalf of Spurn Bird Observatory Trust, Mark Singlehurst  warned that increased visitors would create added pressure on access roads which would need to be upgraded, causing disturbance for wildlife.


                                                                       
Mr Singlehurst  (above) went on to indicate other potential nuisance such as  oil spillages and the impact of reflections from the shiny metal and glass of parked cars and coaches on sunny days.

The application will be determined by East Riding Council's planning committee at a meeting on Thursday afternoon.

Friday, 20 January 2017

HUNDREDS HAVE THEIR SAY ON YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST'S CONTENTIOUS SPURN VISITOR CENTRE PROPOSAL

THERE has been a massive response to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust' proposal to build a visitor centre at Spurn. The full list of those who have made submissions to the planning department at East Riding Council  is below.Their comments can be read on the council's planning pages.

NATURE CONSERVATION OFFICER (MARTIN GEORGE)
COASTAL OFFICER
MR ROBIN NEALE
KATE MALTBY
MRS PAULINE LABOURNE
H BRUCE
A MITCHELL
J AND S BEASTALL
OWNER/OCCUPIER - WAYSIDE EASINGTON
LES FISHER
OWNER/OCCUPIER - 146 PEASE HILL
J BASKILL
LEAD LOCAL FLOOD AUTHORITY
LEAD LOCAL FLOOD AUTHORITY
INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
GILL KING
PUBLIC PROTECTION ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL DISTRICT
MRS DOREEN BALDRY
PARISH COUNCIL
PARISH COUNCIL
JESSICA THOMPSON
PETER COOK
HILARY SHEPHERD
E HAGUE
DUNCAN FROGGATT
PAUL PEARSON
ANN ELLIS
 LANDSCAPE OFFICER
BRENDA BRAYFIELD
JACK SMITHSON
SUSAN MULCASTER
MRS MARGARET WEBSTER
MR TORKEL LARSEN
RICHARD TRIPP
ALAN SMITHSON
MR PAUL BAKER
OWNER OCCUPIER 4 BAYLEY CLOSE
JAN AND GEOFF ROBINSON
DAVID WILLIAMSON
DR ROB LAMBERT
SHAUN MOTSON
SHARON SMITH PLUS COUNCILLOR'S COVERING E-MAIL
JAYNIE EVANS
CHRISTINE PACKER
LOUISE FARNELL
PROFESSOR A H FITTER
ANTHEA MOTSON
BRIAN
CAROLINE THOROGOOD
ANN GLEDHILL
NATURAL ENGLAND
KATHRYN ROGERS
MR O J SHANN
A RAYSKI
MR BARRY WALLER
A STEVENSON
L SIMPSON
P AND C.A.C. LINLEY
AC SHIPPER
OWNER/OCCUPIER - WINDY RIDGE, HULL ROAD
PETER CUTHILL
JOAN MAXWELL
OWNER/OCCUPIER - WAYSIDE, NORTH CHURCH SIDE
GILLIAN GRANGER
MR P FRYER
IAN SMITH
DR JAN CROWTHER
CATHERINE NICHOLSON
MARK SINGLEHURST ON BEHALF OF SPURN BIRD OBSERVATORY TRUST
GRAHAM ALLEN
D A SMITH
PAT AND DAVE BEECH
HEATHER GATT
MICHAEL AND JEAN MALLIN
DAVID CONSTANTINE
DAVID CONSTANTINE
PAT SWALES
PROFESSOR SIR JOHN LAWTON
LIZ HARDING
SHADOW HABITAT REGULATIONS ASSESSMENT
MR JACK TAYLOR(FULL)
PAUL AND VICTORIA RIGBY
KIRSTEN CARTER
M HARBOR
KATHLEEN DAWES
CHRISTINE WILLMAN
ANNE JEFFREYS
MR PAUL DALY
CPRE EAST RIDING
LIZZIE DEALEY
ADDENDUM TO SHADOW HABITAT REGULATIONS
MRS ELAINE REEVE(FULL)
JOOST & MARY AARTSE-TUYN
TONY MARTIN
R WOOLDRIDGE
JOHN O?FLAHERTY.
A RIDSDALE
OWNER/OCCUPIER - 1 HUMBER VILLAS
A RAYSKI
DAVID BILLINGTON
MRS FIONA FISK(FULL)
 HUMBER HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT RECORD
JOHN S. ARMITAGE
CHRIS HOBSON
JOHN C GROOME
MRS TERRI ROTHERY
MRS JENNY SADLER
DARREN TOOHIE
IAN SMITH
RAYMOND ATKIN
MRS HELEN PEDLEY
CHRISTOPHER AYRE
C.G.JOHNSON
CORRINE PARSONS
RICHARD JOHNSON
JOHN AND JULIE WHARAM
PETER AND LYN IBBOTSON.
JACKIE RICHARDSON
TONY FLETCHER
RICHARD AND ANDREA BION
D.SNEAP
LUCY OST, LEE STONES, HARVEY OST, ZACH STONES AND SETH OST
MAUREEN MCKEEVER
GEOFF AND SUSAN HORSMAN
MIKE WAKEMAN
JULIE WOOD
TRACEY CLARKSON-DONNELLY
MR IAN J HIGH
DR GRAHAM BONSOR
JOHN CALVERT
ANDY HOLT, GAIL HOLT AND LEWKAS HOLT
BERNARD SCHOLES
DAVE AND KATH WILSON
JACKIE FALLOWS
RICHARD THEWLIS
DAVID JAMES
COASTAL OFFICER
TONY CORNAH AND POLLY BLACKER
NATIONAL OBJECTION PETITION
H FARRAR
OWNER/OCCUPIER - 8 ARNDEL DRIVE
T MCLELLAND
OWNER/OCCUPIER - CROWN AND ANCHOR PUBLIC HOUSE
ANGELA VOCE
GAVIN BOSWELL
MURIEL AND CHRIS WILSON
CAROL EDWARDS
MR REUBEN MEW
MR MATTHEW SMITH
MRS JANICE HEPWORTH
MRS COLLEEN WATTS
DR NINA O'HANLON
MR RICHARD CLARKE
REBECCA BRIDGEWATER
T GRANGE
CARL GRAINGER
MS JS SMITH
MRS HELEN ADAMS
MR PAUL HICKING
MRS COLLEEN WATTS
MR MICHAEL WILKINSON
MR ROBERT ADAMS
MR DANIEL GORNALL
MRS JOANNE HOOD
MR ANTHONY HOOD
JULIET PHILLIP
KILNSEA VILLAGE PETITION
EASINGTON VILLAGE PETITION
H A AINSWORTH
MURRAY ORCHARD
MR S.J. RODDIS
DR J C WASSE
KEVIN RYLANDS
MRS VALERIE PATE
PETER MUNRO
MRS ELAINE SHIRTLIFF
KEN AND SUSAN BURDON  
PAUL WREN
VICTORIA WREN
MR R. MCHALE
MR GARETH PICTON
MR GARETH PICTON - LIST OF OBJECTIONS
MR COLINN NEALE
PAUL MACDONALD
TASADDAT HUSSAIN
MICK PETFORD
DAVID BONNER
DAVID CONSTANTINE
ADRIAN M MOSLEY
PETER & DAWN WATSON
RICHARD DONNER
NEIL SUTCLIFFE
TERRY KELLY
ROBERT PYEFINCH
JOAN LOWNDES
MICHAEL DARSLEY D.PHIL
RACHEL HATFIELD
OWNER OCCUPIER - 20 NEWMAITHES GARDENS
M LOWSDALE
MARK LINNINGTON
STEVE FURBER
RON EGAN
P SAUNDERS
OWNER OCCUPIER - 8 MOOR PARK
OWNER OCCUPIER - 75 ADDISON CRESCENT
MR PAUL WHITTAKER
PETE MUNRO
MR STEVEN M LEWIS
M BAINES
R I CRUICKSHANK
M DILLINGHAM
OWNER OCCUPIER 7 MAGDALENE ROAD
OWNER OCCUPIER 10 OLD BROOK CLOSE
S ANDREWS
MR R C COLLIS
ALFRED BRIGHT
A SCUTT
LES FISHER
ANDREW J WOODALL
ANNA KOZTONSEA
OWNER OCCUPIER 193 CLOCKHOUSE LANE
MR PAUL COLLINS
ALAN BAYES
MR AND MRS A GAUNT
D YOUNG
STUART GREEN
OWNER OCCUPIER 20 SUNNINGDALE DRIVE
T PLUMB
OWNER OCCUPIER 3 HAWTON ROAD
OWNER OCCUPIER 3 MILDENHALL ROAD
S YOUNG
MR S KOVACS
STUART ELSOM
PHILIP RIDSDALE
VAUGHAN LISTER
MARTIN NICHOLAS
ROB CREEK
M SCOTT
MAX PALMER
MR SIMON GOUGH
JUSTIN CARR
MR TIM COWLEY
MR WILLIAM CROWTHER
. PAUL BRADLEY
MR STEVEN VALENTINE
MS SANDRA SHANN
MR LIAM LANGLEY
MR MICHAEL SHARPE
PROFESSOR ANDREW HANBY
MR BRIAN EGAN (RARE BIRD ALERT)
MR WAYNE STRONG
MR ROLAND PITTS
MR SAM PITT MILLER
MR THOMAS BOND
MRS STEPHANIE HICKING
MR NICHOLAS MOLL
MRS CLARE GILLATT
MRS GILLIAN DOVE
MR PETER HINES
MRS JANE ROBINSON
MR BRETT SPENCER
MR CHRIS BRANCH
MR RICHARD SCOTT
MR TIM ISHERWOOD
MISS JOANNE RICHARDSON
MR DAVID MANSELL
MR TIM ADDINELL
DR IAN GLAVES
IAN JELLEY
PETER ADAMS
STEVE HALL
MALCOLM AND WENDY GRUNDY
EDDIE URBANSKI
BRIDGET BAWN
DAVID PHILLIPS
PHIL REEDER
JOE HEIGOLD
BELINDA CROWTHER
MICHAEL FLOWERS
TRACEY PALMER
ROBERT PALMER
AARON PALMER
ROBIN PALMER
C CONNOLLY
P HARBOUR
NAVNEET DHATT
A SAPCOTE
COLIN NEALE
A STEVENSON
R SMITH
OWNER/OCCUPIER - OLD BOATHOUSE
P HARDY
PHILIP PALMER
OWNER/OCCUPIER- 40 DAVY ROAD
AGNES ESKE
L HARVEY
JOY WINKS
MRS BARBARA HOPKINSON
HARTLEY AND MARGARET MOYES
ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF BIRDS
ROBERT YATES
SHARON HARRISON
S J HAGGIE
JOAN MORLEY
GRAHAME SPENCER
JANE M GEE
JOHN HOPKINS
SHELAGH MARSTON
KIT BRITTEN
JUDITH HURCOMBE
D K PARKER
GRAHAM BOOTH
AUSTIN THORNTON
MRS A VAUGHAN
AMY CLEGG
A PLUMB
OWNER/OCCUPIER - 10 SCHOOL CLOSE
J AND S BEASTALL
JACOB SPINKS
C HIGSON
MRS KERRY MORRISON
GARY JOHNSTON
GORDON WRIGHT
DAMIAN YOUNG
BRIAN BEILBY
JOHN STOCKILL
DOUG BODEY
MR I S WATSON
DAVID EDWARDS
CHRIS SAYER
IAN SMALLWOOD
OWNER/ OCCUPIER - TALLANTZ
KATHRYN TISSIMAN
PHILIP C HOWELL
MR MICHAEL & MRS SHEILA GRIFFITHS
LORRAINE RICHARDS
TOM STOREY
ANGUS ROBINSON
GRAHAM ORANGE
JIM SNOWDON
JAN DAVIE
STEVE WILLIAMS
ANDREW MIDDLEMISS
IVAN NETHERCOAT
DAVID STRATH
CAROLINE & KEVIN FULLER
NICOLA DRAKE
TONI BIGLIN
SARAH LACY
NINA MORRIS
GARY WHEELHOUSE
GLYNIS DICKSON
J M ROWBOTHAM
CHRIS CHANDLER
OWNER/OCCUPIER - CLIFF FARM
OWNER/OCCUPIER - 10 COPPENHALL WAY
SALLY PALMER
R PALMER
RUTH UPSALL
KEITH SIMPKINS
JONATHAN GILLESPIE
LIAM LANGLEY
CHRISTOPHER LILLEY
LINDA LILLEY
PAUL FRENCH
ROBIN SINDEN
PAT SWALES
LIN SUNDERLAND
ROB WATSON
PENELOPE A HEPTONSTALL
J M DYCKHOFF
JUNE & LES CLEAL
CLAIRE SELBY
STEPHEN & ROS SMITH
JEFFREY KENNINGTON
VIV MURRAY-CUNNINGHAM
DR LIZ CHALK
MICHAEL LAW
ALISON SMUK
PENNY PINN
SUE SMALLER
PROFESSOR JOHN D MACARTHUR
FIONA GREIG
ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
DAVID WILSON
PAT AND GORDON FARQUHAR
A R ROEDER
MARY HOLLAND
CHRIS T FAWDINGTON
JO WEBB
DAVID PHILLIPS
DOROTHY M SPURR
MS J SWAN
KEITH WATERSON
KARL HUMPHREY
MR CHRISTOPHER HORNER
GRAHAM BECKWITH
OWNER/OCCUPIER - 148 CUNLIFFE ROAD
OWNER/OCCUPIER - 43 BUTTERY LANE
C SHAW
J KITCHING
A J MASON
ROGER BARNES
ASHLEY BAINES
L SIMPSON
DAVID NICHOLLS
MR BARRY WALLER
COLIN DAY
LEON STANLEY
GRZEGORZ SWIATKOWSKI
OWNER/OCCUPIER - 25 KINGS ROAD
I R IGGLESDEN
OWNER/OCCUPIER - 28 CRESSEX ROAD
GILLIAN GRANGER
OWNER/OCCUPIER - FLAT 3 WILLOW STREET
D AND B BICKERTON
J VERRILL
J HOPPER
JILL WILLIAMS
J GRISY
DONNA NICHOLAS
JOHN LEE
D G HOBSON
IAN BURLEY
DANNY PORTER
J THOMPSON
D OUSEY
OWNER/OCCUPIER - 70 THE DRIVE
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MRS SHIRLEY PASHBY
MR GARY HAYWOOD
ANDREW CORNALL
B JACKSON
CHRIS FOLEY
ROY LYON
DESMOND PARMENTER
ROBERT SZCZECINSKI
HARRY WITTS
OWNER OCCUPIER - 2 KERSH AV
PROFESSOR PETER KNIGHT
MRS SALLY HARRIS
MR KENNETH FOSTON
MR DANIEL BRANCH
MS S HARRIS
MR ADAM HUTT
MR PETER WILLIAMS
MR JONNIE FISK
MR JAMES BLOOR
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MR MICHAEL MALLIN
MR RICHARD HILL
MR NEIL CALBRADE
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MRS ABIGAIL MCEVOY
JOHN BURKINSHAW
MRS K MCLELLAND
KATE ROSE
B PARKER
SUSAN RAMSDEN
S HOWARTH
LESLIE MILLARD
FELICITY MILLARD
MRS MARGARET WEBSTER
MRS PAT DEGNAN
TIM SAWYER
A RAYSKI
P & C A C LINLEY
JULIET COLEMAN-SCOTT
BRENDON HOLLANDS
MISS M GILL
MR P FRYER
S BUREHAM
K WALTHAM
REBECCA PICKERING
N KELLY
R KELLY
PETER CUTHILL
C A BATCHELOR
MR P SMITH
JOAN MAXWELL
MR NATHAN KIPLING
MR PETER MARTIN
MRS CATHERINE LANGTON
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MR SCOTT REID
MRS KAY O'CALLAGHAN
MR TOM MABBETT
MR GREG MABBETT
MS LARA PEARSON
MR ANDY MENDUS
MR CHRISTOPHER DORNEY
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OWNER/OCCUPIER - 12 STONEBRIDGE LANE
SAMUEL LOCOCK
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OWNER/OCCUPIER - EDGEHILL
OWNER/OCCUPIER - 5 MEADOW CROFT
HEATHER MCKENNA
DAISY BRIGHT
OWNER/OCCUPIER - 31 GAINSBOROUGH ROAD
JOSH CORNES
M R ROWTON
OWNER/OCCUPIER - THE SNUGLET 6 ASPEN CLOSE
OWNER/OCCUPIER - 17 ST LEONARDS WAY
OWNER/OCCUPIER - 7 IRIS PLACE
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OWNER/OCCUPIER -7 WINDMILL VIEW
LIAM MACE
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PAT SWALES
PETER WRAGG
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JAN BUTCHERS
KEITH CLACK
JOHN MARTIN
MALCOLM SMITH
MICHAEL CARR
DAVID
PAUL DAVEY
KEVIN BOWER
BOB GARDNER
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PETER SEED
LEN REANEY
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MICHAEL BINGHAM
PATRICK KAYE
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CLIFF ELLIS
BILL CLARK
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ALAN KYDD
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LIZ CUNNINGHAM
PATRICIA M CLEWS
EVERT DITZEL
DAVID OWEN
BOB AND JANET LYNCH
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DAVID NEVILLE
MIKE ALLEN
SHARON SMITH
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COLIN BUTLER
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DAVID JOCELYN
VALERIE BLACKSHAW
JENNIFER STOREY
DR JAN CROWTHER
DR TIMOTHY TREFFRY
TIM MORRIS
ALLAN HARRIS
LEONIE HILLIARD
MARY KELLEHER
SUSAN TURNER
PETE SPATE
MR K JACKSON
CHRISTINE BILSBY
MR P A WHEWELL
NEIL THORNTON
PETER LEGGOTT
PETE SACKER
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MARK LUCAS
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PJ HAMPSON
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PETER DOHERTY
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RODNEY BASNETT
MRS J R HOWARD
PATRICK WARWICK
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MARK HARRISON
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JOHN WOZENCROFT
KATE CUBITT
JOHN AND JUNE MIDDLETON
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HELENA ANDERSON
CAROL LAWTON
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MR KEITH DAVIES(FULL)
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KIRSTY PURKIS
JOHN FOWLER
MR DEAN NICHOLSON
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MR KEN PLATTEN
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MR JOHN WILDE
MR J R HALLETT
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MRS ELIZABETH C WOOLLIAS
D A SMITH
B VOCE
A BENNETT
MR PETER SAUNDERS
MR MARTIN RANDLE
MR ALAN WHITEHEAD
MR JONATHAN CANT
KEN ROSE
OWNER/OCCUPIER - 47 ALDER CLOSE
J SAMUEL
OWNER/OCCUPIER - 82 CARTER LANE EAST
JAYNE ROSE
C STREATHER
OWNER/OCCUPIER - 26 THIRD AVENUE
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MR ERNEST SCARFE
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MR STEVE WATSON
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MR RAY ROCHE
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M J CONROY
LEO MILLER
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DR JAMES ROBSON
MR DAVID ALLAN
ANTHONY DUNNE
RICHARD CARR
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ANTHONY BROOME
MR AND MRS LEE
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DENNIS BULL
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PAT CHALLIS
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MR HOWARD FEARN
MR JOHN COOPER
MR JOHN CONLIN
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CHRIS SWIFT
DAVID WEBSTER
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JANE SHELLEY
RICHARD WILLISON
GAVIN RILEY
MICKY MAHER
MR JOHN STIRLAND
MR ANDREW ROADHOUSE
MR FRASER SIMPSON
MR ANDREW SIMS
MRS WENDY FLAKES
MR JOHN DEAN
MR S KIRBY
JOHN HARRISON
MR PETER WALSH
MR ARTHUR BLADON
MR PHIL CUNNINGHAM
MR P PALMER
MR ESPEN QUINTO-ASHMAN
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MR STEVE TOUT
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MRS KAY BALL
MRS PAULINE HOGG
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MR JONATHAN PROCHERA
MR LANCE DEGNAN
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MISS JULIE STRAW
MR MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM
MR RICHARD TAYLOR
MR KEVIN CLEMENTS
MR GARETH METCALF
MR LEE AMERY(FULL)
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MRS DEBRA SAUNDERS
MR KENNETH MORGAN
MR BRIAN COLLEY
MR ANDREW DEIGHTON
S BALDRY
MRS EVELYN SMITH
MISS C DEXTER
MICHAEL HASELER
JONATHAN LETHBRIDGE
HIGHWAY DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
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MR GEOFFREY CARR
DR HARIS LIVAS-DAWES
MR J Y PURVIS AND MRS J PURVIS
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MR LAURENCE STEAD
MR TIM JONES
MR ANDREW BUTLER
MR RYAN McCLARENCE
MR OLIVER METCALF
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MR CHRIS THOMSON
MR ADRIAN KETTLE
MR GEOFF BUSBY
MR STEVE LISTER
MR TREVOR JONES
MR PAUL WOOD
MR PAUL HAWKINS
MR NICHOLAS ADDEY
MR SACHA BARBATO
MR ROBERT LOCOCK
MR NIGEL GENN
MR RAKESH VAGHELA
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MRS KAREN SPAVIN
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MR TOBY COLLETT
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MR NICHOLAS WHITEHOUSE
DR MARK WILLIAMS
MR NICHOLAS CARTER
MR GRAHAM WHITE
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MR IAN DOBSON
MR JASON BIRCH
MR KEITH DICKINSON
MR DAVID HUNTON
MR DAVID DARRELL-LAMBERT
MISS KAY DONAGHY
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MR MALCOLM FAIRLEY
MR KEVIN DENNY
MR RICHARD WEBB
MR JASON OLIVER
MR PHIL LOCKER
MR ANDY FIELD
MISS CARLY SCOTT
MR JOHN CHAPMAN
MR MARK ANDREWS
MR JIM WELFORD
MRS JOAN THOMPSON
MR STEVEN DENNY
MRS DEBORAH JONES
MR ALAN FOSSEY
MR CHRIS BARWICK
MR DARRELL STILE
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MR TONY BARTER
MR MICHAEL MURPHY
MR LEE AMERY
MR STEPHEN RUSH
MR JULIAN ALLEN
MR ANTONY BRAUN
MR ADAM ARCHER
MR JAMES SPENCER
MR CLIVE DARLOW
MR ALAN CROSSLEY
MR ROD STANDING
MR TREVOR JONES
MR PAUL THOMAS
MR GARY STOREY
MR RICHARD BONSER
MR PHILIP ESPIN
MR HUGHIE KING
MR MARK BURGESS
MRS PAMELA FOSTON
MR TERRY ROWE
MRS AMANDA RUSH
MR NICK CROUCH
MRS NATALIE WARD
MR MARTYN YAPP
MR RICHARD HART
MISS STEPHANIE LEESE
MIKE WATSON
WENDY MUNDAY
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FRANK MOFFATT
PADDY HALL
MR PETER SHARPLES
MR TIMOTHY SEXEY
PUBLIC PROTECTION
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MR MARK BANNISTER
MR MARK BANNISTER
MR GEOFFREY DOBBS
MR PETER OLDHAM
MR ROBERT MERRYWEATHER
JUDY SUGDEN
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MR RICHARD FISK
MR PAUL CLARKE
MR ANDREW MASON
DAVID COUNSELL
S H MARASHI
LIZ POTTER
JULIE DUDLEY
BRIAN IDDON
SIMON MITCHIE
C CROSS
RICHARD JAMES MORRIS
M WITHERS
D CLANCEY
JIM DUSTOW
ANDREW MEARS
RICHARD SWALES
MR CHRIS THOMSON
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ANNE RIDGERS
EILEEN FAIRBROTHER
MRS WENDIE WRIGHT
MRS TRACY IRWIN
MR OLIVER SIMMS
MRS GILL REID
MRS LINDA LOWNDES
MR STEPHEN ROUTLEDGE
MRS CYNTHIA BRESSANI
TIM VAUGHAN
MR TERRY HARTERY
MRS JUNE HARTERY
MR IAN WALKER
MR NICHOLAS TONGE
HEATHER J GATT
PETER KIRBY
MARCUS BREW
NEIL BOSTOCK
ROBINA HERRINGTON
MR GARY DAYES
ANNE KIRBY
SHARON WILLOUGHBY
PAUL WILLOUGHBY
HUGH WILLIAMSON
MR PAUL JEFFERSON
MR STEVE HOLLIDAY
STEPHEN EXLEY
GAIL HAGAN
SUE GANTLETT
MS LYNN MASSEY-DAVIS
DR ANDREW COXON
MR NEIL BURT
LYNN MIDDLETON
TED AND SUSAN RICHARDSON
MR A CORSCADDEN
MR PETER WADDINGHAM
MRS COLLEEN COLVERSON
MR MICHAEL DENTON
J M TURTON 
MRS ANGELA SMITH
MRS PAMELA BOULTON
MR PETER CROSS
MRS LAURA GRAHAM
ARASH MARASHI
R WILSON
JOAN BRIGLIN
ANN ROBINSON
MRS P EXLEY
ROBERT THOMPSON
ALICE THOMPSON
MR SCOTT
RICHARD SCOTT
MR NEIL DUGGAN
MR CHRIS GREENWOOD
MR PETER GRANT
MR WILLIAM RUTHERFORD
MS HELEN HOPKINS
KATHLEEN TURTON
PHILIP TENNYSON
HISTORIC ENGLAND
NORMA ROSE
MRS MARY HODGE
DR BARBARA ALLAN
JOHN LOW
MR RAEL BUTCHER
DR ANDREW HEWITT
MR GARY VAUSE
PROFESSOR MIKE COOKE
JULIE CHILTON
YORKSHIRE WATER SERVICES LIMITED
MRS DEZRA DAVIES
MR PHILLIP PATTISON
MR ROBERT BRADSHAW
MR STUART PIKE
CHRIS GEE
MR L HUSSEY
MR COLIN WEST
PETER ALVEY
MR DAVID WILLIAMS
MR STUART GRIFFITHS
MRS BARBARA CROSS
DR DAVID BLACKMORE
CATHERINE HYDE
DR ANDREW BARBOUR
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MR JOHN MORGAN
MR ANDREW BUNTING
MR PHIL MOUNTAIN
MR REG OAKLEY
MR R HUNTON
MR PAUL DOHERTY
MISS GAYNA WALLIS
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MRS JANET OLDHAM
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MRS WENDY CROWTHER
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