Mabrake – Protecting the environment in the Milton Abbot, BRadstone And KElly area of West Devon.
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There is an application to extend Greystone Quarry into the Tamar Valley AONB (see previous post in 2016). This application has now been approved by the Cornwall Planning Authority.
The proposed extension will involve the closure of the back road from Greystone Bridge to the Callington/Launceston road. This road closure proposal is a matter of concern to a number of residents on both sides of the Tamar.
The closure of the road has to be approved by the Secretary of State and the application to agree its consent is now with the relevant ministry. if you want to object to the road closure then you need to contact:
Nationalcasework@dft.gsi.gov.uk quoting NATTRAN/SW/S247/3043
Objections to the lane closure should be received by the above by midnight 30 November.
Copies of the draft plan and relevant plan are available for inspection at Launceston Town Hall until 30 November.
Please note if you wish to contact us we now have a new email address which is
We are not all about stopping the installation of large turbines in unsuitable places that harm the environment. Our wider objective has always been Protecting the Environment from Inappropriate Development. A change in government policy has largely reduced the number of applications for large on-shore Wind Turbines – although this policy could change once more so we will continue to be vigilant!
We have a number of current campaigns including:
- Proposing an extension to the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- Concerns about the proposal to extend Greystone Quarry.
- Monitoring the new Class Q Planning laws and their impact.
We will update you on these campaigns over the next few days.
We are Back!
Apologies for the lack of posts in recent times. We have been adjusting to the loss of David Gynn who has moved out of the area. David was our treasurer/secretary/webmaster and he is sorely missed.
But now we are up and running again on the website. We have been continuing our campaigns to ‘Protect the Environment of West Devon’ and we will update you over the next few days with more posts.
We would like to make all Mabrake members aware of a planning application to extend Greystone Quarry.
This development would mean the extension of the Quarry into the Tamar Valley AONB.
It would also result in the loss of the back road that connects Greystone Bridge with the Callington road.
If members wish to comment on this application then it is on the Cornwall County Planning site and the application number wis PA16/10746. The link is
Coombe Sculpture Garden – 2nd July 2016
5.30pm – Unique opportunity to enjoy an evening visit to this beautiful garden and view the sculptures by prize winning sculptor Paul Vanstone.
7.00pm – A Concert in the sculpture gallery by the jazz and blues singer and guitarist Gareth Hedges. If you have not heard Gareth before then you are in for a treat. He has toured the USAS many times with his special blend of Blues, American and Celtic Folk and Jazz Classics all accompanied on his six string acoustic guitar.
7.40 – In the Interval we will serve you with a glass of wine and a slice of one of our Coombe cakes for which we are world famous (well locally anyway)!
All for £10 per person
Payment in advance or on entrance
Booking is advisable because of limited space
Phone 01822 870208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coombe Sculpture Garden
Bradstone, Devon. PL19 0QS
All proceeds to MABRAKE (Milton Abbot/Bradstone/Kelly) the local action group working to preserve this beautiful part of West Devon (www.mabrake.com) in association with our affiliates LLVAG (Lifton/Lyd Valley), LASTAG (Lamerton), SALTAG (Stowford/Lewdown)