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Flood risk at Hebden Bridge (Wuthering Moors 54)

Hebden Bridge in the Calder Valley has experienced terrible floods in recent years. Locals blame the severity of these floods on the intensive management of Walshaw Moor for driven grouse shooting. Now there appears to be some new scientific evidence to strengthen that view. In May 2014 I visited Hebden Bridge and spoke to the […]

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I recently contacted Natural England  and asked them the following questions which they have been kind enough to answer as follows: Q1: Has NE’s James Cross met Richard Bannister of the Walshaw Moor Estate in 2016?   A1: Yes, he has, on 4th February 2016.   Q2: What was the subject of their meeting?   […]

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This is a map of Walshaw Moor which was used in the 2012 case against the estate which was mysteriously dropped by Natural England.  You can make out the purple areas, which are made up of lots of purple lines, which the key tells us are artificial watercourses. Many of these would be known to […]

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email to Dr Mike Clarke, Chief Exec of the RSPB.   Dear Mike How are you getting on with your complaint to the EU over Defra’s handling of the Walshaw Moor case and its position on burning of blanket bogs in general? I have asked Defra how they are getting on but they have invoked […]

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Dear Defra   I am complaining about your response to a FoI request RFI 7667 on two grounds: the time taken to reply and the answer that I received. The time taken to reply. Your reply was short and contained no information that you needed to spend lots of time collecting and yet you took […]