Keep Raincliffe Woods & Forge Valley as a Nature Reserve

1) we the undersigned want Scarborough Borough Council to make sure that Raincliffe Woods & Forge Valley remains first and foremost a nature reserve and not used as a commercial enterprise . 2) We also want the council to ensure that other than the bare minimum building for equipment ,there will be no developments such as Cafe's, walk in centers, Ranger housing, or attractions designed to increase visitor numbers . 3) That building development for office space ,education , Workshops , Community facilities,farm shops, ecotourism andother developments not directly associated with woodland management should take place off site on a neighboring field ,not in the woods . 4) no housing development will be allowed on or off site that is directly associated with the woodland management 5) That the management of the Rancliffe Forge valley site should be done in such a way that the Woodlands pay for themselves and not rely on the public purse.



  • Carol Shaw I now live in Leeds but Scarborough was my birthplace. Relatives live in Scarborough, so I often visit. One of my favourite sites is forge valley. I love the peace and tranquility there and would hate to see it spoilt. SBC please do not think of developing this area HANDS OFF!

  • Maggie Beal Forge Valley is home to some of the most ancient woodland in the country and should be preserved for posterity.

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