Thursday, 9 August 2012

Wenlock Edge Quarries

Please support us to protect Wenlock Edge Quarries


Over the past few years we have been working with the local community to create a vision for Wenlock Edge Quarries which would protect this special part of the countryside and open it up for public use. The Quarries project has inspired lots of excitement across the Trust including support from Fiona Reynolds.

Our hard work and plans are now jeopardised by a renewable energy company (Edge Renewables) which is seeking permission for a large scale enterprise at one of the quarry sites. Although the National Trust supports renewable energy, we feel strongly that this is the wrong place for the proposed operation as it will have a detrimental effect on the important ecology and geology of the quarry, and limit future benefits. Natural regeneration and restoration of the landscape is already happening, with rare and protected flora and fauna flourishing after years of quarrying.

We want to prevent further damage to this Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and make sure that everyone can enjoy it.

Shropshire Council is currently considering the Edge Renewables application and has launched a period of public consultation until 23 August 2012 and we would like as many people as possible to join us in resisting the planning application.

The best way to make your voice heard is by submitting comments direct to Shropshire Council.

To view the plans and register your objection, visit: http://planningpa.shropshire.gov.uk/online-applications and search for application reference number: 12/03034/MAW

If you have any queries please feel free to contact Jo Dimitri: jo.dimitri@nationaltrust.org.uk or 07795 316900

Thank you for your support!

Monday, 6 August 2012

Over the Edge Challenge

On 21st October we are repeating our Over the Edge challenge event. It is open to both walkers and runners and follows the length of Wenlock Edge from Craven Arms to Much Wenlock, a distance of approximately 17.5 miles.
There will be marshalls along the route offering cold drinks and at Wilderhope Manor (about halfway) there will be tea, coffee and flapjack. Busses will be available to transport participants from Much Wenlock to the start at Craven Arms. There will be soup and a roll for everyone at the finish.
Cost will be £15 per person. To enter either e-mail overtheedge@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01694725001