NEW PETITION – PLEASE SIGN

TO SAVE WESTRIDGE FARM

Planning Application Submitted by Developers

475 PROPERTIES

IF PASSED WILL FORCE CLOSURE OF FARM

AND PERMANENT LOSS OF ITS GREEN FIELDS

OBJECTIONS CAN STILL BE

AFTER 11th SEPTEMBER 2020

Please help us

protect this agricultural land

and its precious ancient wildlife habitat

valued and maintained

over 700 yrs since pre Doomsday Book

– Let’s keep an Island for future generations we can be proud of !

IF APPLICATION PASSED THE LAND WILL NEVER AGAIN PRODUCE

ORCHARDS, DAIRY, SHEEP, PIGS AND TIMBER

OR ANY OTHER RENEWABLE RESOURCE

WE WILL LOSE FOREVER GREENFIELD, ANCIENT HEDGEROWS AND HABITAT OF RED LISTED INTERNATIONALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES

ACTION IS REQUIRED NOW !

PLEASE SUBMIT AN OBJECTION !

DEVELOPERS AND OTHERS ARE NOW ATTEMPTING TO DESTROY FOREVER THIS PRECIOUS AND NOW RARE ISLAND HABITAT FOR QUICK SHORT TERM PROFIT

ROBBING CURRENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS, AND WILDLIFE OF A NOW PRECIOUS ISLAND RESOURCE AND HABITAT

THIS LAND HAS FOR MANY GENERATIONS AND CENTURIES PROVIDED SUSTENANCE FOR THE ISLE OF WIGHT COMMUNITY AND HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE, SOME OF WHICH ARE RED LISTED AND INTERNATIONALLY ENDANGERED

PLANNING APPLICATION IS IN FOR ANOTHER

475 PROPERTIES

IN ADDITION TO

86 PROPERTIES

ALREADY BEING BUILT ON PART OF THE FARMLAND

We all know things are not as they should be here on the Isle of Wight with decisions being made and things happening that shouldn’t…

So let’s get together and collectively do something about it !

NUMBERS MATTER !

– Please submit an objection

THIS PLANNING APPLICATION MUST BE REFUSED.

Save Westridge Farm (SWF) is a Community Action group located on the Isle of Wight, southern England. It was formed 2016 by island residents to stop so called ‘developers’ from destroying the ancient tenanted farmland known as Westridge Farm together with the precious ancient habitat and wildlife it maintains and supports.

Farming has been recorded at least as far back as the 13th century and the Doomsday Book.

There was once hundreds of farms on the island. Because of terrain this was mainly dairy, sheep and orchard in the eastern isle and arable elsewhere.

In one 20 year period the island lost over 80% of its dairy farms, with only 10 now remaining. All too often the land has been lost forever as agricultural or wildlife resource.

In living memory there were once 11 farms within a mile of Westridge Farm, now there is just Westridge remaining.

Westridge farmland has been put to many agricultural uses over the generations and centuries including:

Orchards, Provision of Timber, Sheep, Pigs and presently dairy.

The ancient hedgerows, pastures and environment is home to and provides for many endangered species, some of which are internationally red listed.

Please step forward

and take action if

YOU ARE AT ALL CONCERNED

about any of the following…

(Please note these are not intended as material considerations for planning objections. Please see elsewhere on this site for information about material considerations and examples you may wish is use.)

OVER DEVELOPMENT ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT…

– Want it to stop ?

DESTRUCTION & PERMANENT LOSS OF PRECIOUS HABITAT AND WILDLIFE…

– Want to put Nature and Environment before Profit ?

RESIDENTS & CONSERVATION BODIES BEING IGNORED…

– Want them to be listened to ?

QUESTIONABLE ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCIL DECISIONS…

– Want to hold Councillors and Isle of Wight Council to account ?

LACK OF INFRA-STRUCTURE & PUBLIC TRANSPORT…

– Want joined up, appropriate planning ?

FED-UP WITH LACK OF SERVICES FOR EXISTING RESIDENTS…

– Want existing need met before more building?

DEVELOPERS PROFITING AT OTHERS EXPENSE…

– Want development to benefit existing residents as well?

OVER SUPPLY OF 3, 4, 5 BEDROOM HOUSES…

– Want appropriate development?

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