What the residents in Daresbury are petitioning against....
To oppose a planning application and subsequent appeal to develop part of the green belt in The Village of Daresbury
To prevent the establishment of a permanent travellers site on Newton Lane, which has been forced upon residents without any regard to the feelings of the community, appropriateness of the site, or consideration of the environment.
To protect a green field which is alongside a conservation area in the midst of a network of public footpaths and other areas of local natural beauty, including the birthplace of Lewis Carroll. To also protect Daresbury's attraction on the tourist trail, well known as the Alice in Wonderland Village and secondly as a world class science and business centre.
We would also like to raise awareness that this particular developer has purchased a further field closer to the village centre. It is a major concern that if permission was ever granted for the Newton Lane site, it could encourage a subsequent illegal bank holiday move of caravans on to the second much larger field.
The Planning Inspectorate has already deemed the Newton Lane encampment inappropriate. Halton Borough Council has made every effort to provide alternative accommodation, largely because they also disagree with the development. This petition confirms that the settled community in Daresbury would also be against any applications or appeals of the same.