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Threat to Yorkshire Dales Green Lane

January 10, 2013
The Yorkshire Dales Society is very concerned about a planning application to use the ancient green lane, Cam High Road, which carries the Dales Way, Pennine Way and Pennine Bridleway, as a route for heavy wagons extracting timber from Cam Forest in Wensleydale. We believe potentially that means 2,400 wagon loads of timber, and potentially five times that if the adjacent and much bigger Green Field Forest was extracted along the same route. Such a proposal is in direct conflict with national park purposes and would have a totally unacceptable impact on the wilderness quality and tranquility of the area.

We urge everyone concerned about the future of Cam High Road – residents, visitors, walkers, cyclists, horse-riders, etc – to act now. Go to the national park website and enter the application code C/44/257A into the planning application search box then fill in the email objection form. http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/planning/planningapplications/planning-applications.

See the Yorkshire Dales Society website at www.yds.org.uk for a pdf of our objections (based on the last application but will be the basis of our new objection). The members of the YDNPA planning committee are undertaking a site visit on Friday 18 January – anyone can attend this – meeting at Dales Countryside Museum Hawes at 10 a.m. Their decision on the application will be made at their February meeting so please, supporters of the Ramblers Association, act quickly to get your objection in.

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