The Maun Conservation Group is concerned at the news of an outline planning application to Mansfield District Council for the development of 200 properties in Gregory's Quarry, off Quarry Lane, Mansfield.
We would like to make it clear though that we are not objecting to the development itself, purely the access. The proposal is to put a significant road and bridge off Quarry Lane straight through the nature reserve.
It would appear that the planners have not given full consideration to other means of access, of which there are many options. It would appear also that Mansfield District Council and Nottinghamshire County Council are making their land available on the nature reserve to enable this development to go ahead.
In 2016 the Quarry Lane Nature Reserve was awarded Green Flag Community status, followed by a Full Green Flag Award in 2017 – a first for a nature reserve in this area.
It is unbelievable that a nature reserve which has been preserved, promoted and protected for so many years, and is used by so many, should now be facing decimation.
Comments/objections must be in by 18 October 2017 either by letter to Mansfield District Council, by e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name and address or on line, where you will need to register before being able to comment/object. If you miss the deadline, still send in a short objection as it will be counted.
A typical email to email@example.com to object may be as follows:
I wish to object to the above planning permission for 200 residential dwellings in Gregory Quarry off Nottingham Road, Mansfield. I particularly object to the access to this development from Quarry Lane which will cause untold damage to Quarry Lane Nature reserve and the River Maun.
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The address to write a letter to is:
Head of Planning,
Mansfield District Council,