Author Archives: mabrake

AONB extension – we need your help

As we outlined in our post of April 2018 Mabrake have proposed an extension to the Tamar Valley AONB to give our area more protection against inappropriate development. This extension would apply to the area between Lifton, Lydford and Lamerton … Continue reading

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MABRAKE makes AONB proposal to protect our local landscape

As many of you are aware, MABRAKE campaigns for the protection of our lovely West Devon landscape. We fight against inappropriate developments like wind turbines, large solar panel arrays, over development, and tree protection amongst other things. Some time ago, … Continue reading

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Concern over unsuitable barn conversions.

Class ‘Q’ Permitted Development In 2014 an amendment was quietly made to rural planning rules by the Government to allow old unused barns on farms to be converted to dwellings. Whilst historically there has always been a steady trickle of … Continue reading

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Greystone Quarry – Road Closure

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 … Continue reading

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New Mabrake email address

Please note if you wish to contact us we now have a new email address which is mabrake1@btinternet.com      

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Current Campaigns

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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