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Dean Natural Alliance Open Public Meeting


Dean Natural Alliance hosted an open public meeting at 7.45pm on Wednesday 11th June at the Church Hall, Holy Trinity Church, Harrow Hill (The Forest Church). report here ->


Meeting Report

Over two months we have managed to get over 7000 signatures

in support of keeping the Nqtr for wildlife and development free.  

Thanks to everyone who signed and posted the request to all

their friends and contacts.

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News About Northern Quarter

12th July 2016


Dean Natural Alliance greatly regrets the decision last week in the High Court not to allow an Appeal to go forward challenging the Planning Consent for the Hybrid Planning Application at Cinderford Northern Quarter.


We continue to believe that the selection of this site by the Forest of Dean District Council and the Homes and Communities Agency was ill-informed  and deeply flawed. DNA feel the CNQ is unsuitable both because of its great environmental richness and because the mining legacy and contamination mean this development can never be economically viable; it will continue to be a great drain on the Public Purse and to damage wildlife.


As the Gloucestershire College still does not seem to be in a position to proceed with their proposed move from Five Acres, we believe there is no justification for yet commencing a section of a Spine Road which will lead nowhere, will increase traffic through Steam Mills and will require Public Forest Estate land.


Dean Natural Alliance feel that because the Cinderford Northern Quarter is such poor value for money with the speculative spending of some £18 Million and is so damaging to our heritage that we will continue to oppose it.



22nd May 2016


(In response to Citizen article about West Dean Parish Council's call for a public inquiry):


DNA welcome the call for a public inquiry into the Cinderford Northern Quarter development as we think the scheme should be scrapped. Over £15 million has been spent so far and construction has not started. The  College have delayed their planned opening once more. Cinderford and the Forest would be better served by using other sites, let the College stay at Five Acres and waste no more money on an old mining site rich in wildlife.

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