Tomorrow evening Derby City Council’s Planning Committee will consider the planning application to destroy the Sanctuary Local Nature Reserve.
The cyclists ran out of puff and amassed 642 responses in favour of the ‘vile act of wanton vandalism’ (in the words of Chris Packham) compared with 995 responses against the plan. Thank you to readers of this blog (and everyone else) who responded. How clever of us not to burst through that ostentatious 1000 barrier.
Here is a great video taken by a drone flying over the threatened site so that all can see what it looks like. That does look really special – doesn’t it? What an urban gem!
You will notice that the compositition of this Council is 28 Labour, 14 Conservative and 9 LibDem. The European elections are in May.
Well done to those (inclusding a Barn Owl) who braved a cold evening to protest at a full Council meeting last week.
Let’s hope that the Sanctuary LNR is saved. Will the Planning Committee listen to the overwhelming views of respondents to the consultation? And if not – why not?