The local council are planning on developing Houghton Forest, Whiteways, and laying a 2 kilometer plus, 2.5m wide surfaced bridleway from Fairmile bottom up to The Denture.
There are no good reasons for the new path.
Please sign this petition to protect this lovely, peaceful area from needless disruption and alteration.
The planned bridleway meets the Denture at the site of a proposed holiday village. The village has not yet been granted planning permission, so if the two things are linked the bridleway plan is premature and an attempt to disregard the process by which decisions for new sites are made.
In addition, there is an existing bridleway, some of which hasn’t been used for so long it is completely overgrown, and other sections of which are not in need of resurfacing in the slightest. This indicates that the local community is not in need of a new bridleway.
There is currently no good reason to go tearing through this beautiful piece of tranquil countryside. Please sign this petition to show your support for leaving the Houghton Forest as it is, and to resist any development happening that would spoil this wonderful place.