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Mabrake – Protecting the environment in the Milton Abbot, BRadstone And KElly area of West Devon.

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Planning application to extend Greystone Quarry

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
http://planning.cornwall.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple

 

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“There is no escaping the torture from infrasound emissions from industrial wind turbines.” | Friends against wind

“I would like to ask one question of the WHO: Under what circumstances would the WHO condone torture?”

Source: “There is no escaping the torture from infrasound emissions from industrial wind turbines.” | Friends against wind

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Join us for a Special Evening!

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 gv@stoneventures.co.uk

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)

http://www.coombesculpturegarden.co.uk

 

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Come and Support MABRAKE!

Coombe Sculpture Garden

The garden is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the 3rd July. Opening times 11am until 5pm. Most of the funds raised will go to MABRAKE to help fund on-going campaigns to protect our part of West Devon.

We have the following special events:
19th June: A special Father’s Day lunch including the favourite Chicken Pie!

2nd July: An evening visit to the garden followed by a concert by the jazz and blues singer and guitarist Gareth Hedges. Also a glass of wine and a piece of our Coombe cake!
Garden open from 5.30pm
Concert begins at 7pm

Tickets £10 – book in advance by phoning 01822870208 or emailing gv@stoneventures.co.uk
COME AND SUPPORT US!

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Wind farm industry admits that England’s not windy enough | Daily Mail Online

Hugh McNeal, chief executive of the wind industry’s trade body Renew-ableUK, no less, says onshore turbines in England do not add up because there is insufficient wind.

Source: Wind farm industry admits that England’s not windy enough | Daily Mail Online

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Ramsdown (Tredown Farm) Wind Turbine Appeal Dismissed!

The best news of 2016 has just arrived in that the Inspector has dismissed the Appeal made by Murex against WDBC’s decision to refuse the planning application.

 

For full details click here:- Tredown APPEAL DECISION

Congratulations to everyone who objected!

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Polish Institute of Public Health: wind farm setback recommendations | Friends against wind

“… the Institute recommends 2 km as the minimum distance of wind farms from buildings.”

Source: Polish Institute of Public Health: wind farm setback recommendations | Friends against wind

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