No to Yorkshire Wildlife Trusts Spurn Visitor Centre Location

Gareth Picton
Gareth Picton 408 Comments
986 Signatures Goal: 600

Spurn National Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is one of Yorkshire’s great coastal wildernesses. Indeed this narrow spit of land is unique and provides a variety of fragile habitats where wildlife thrives. This wilderness is under threat! The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have made clear plans to develop a new 2 story, 6 meter high visitor centre at the very head of this narrow wildlife corridor. This petition aims to protect that wilderness.

Loved by many for a variety of reasons, Spurn & its surrounding area offers wide open views over the Humber Estuary & the North Sea. Changed only by nature itself over the last 5 decades it’s biggest attraction is it’s pull as a truly wild place.

The location proposed for this visitor centre is wholly unsuitable. Situated immediately adjacent to the National Nature Reserve, which has a range of special protection designations, this building will break the skyline & become a permanent man-made scar visible from almost every point in the surrounding area.

The proposed site is in the middle of a fragile area providing valuable cover for migrant birds where they can feed undisturbed. Also alongside a freshwater scrape providing valuable fresh water to a variety of wildlife. The environmental & visual impact will be of significant detriment to wildlife, habitat and natural surroundings.

An area of short grass meadow where wild plants such as vetch grows will be permanently lost, impacting on important insect life along with another area of grassland lost to car parking.

I am asking people to sign this petition to demonstrate their objection to the proposed site and demand that the YWT protect Spurn’s wilderness by moving the location of the visitor centre.

We, the undersigned, object to the proposed site of the YWT Visitor’s Centre at Spurn, and demand that the YWT protect Spurn’s wilderness by moving the location of the visitor centre to one with significantly less environmental & visual impact.

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June 18
Original target of 500 virtually met. Lets see if we can get to 550.
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  • Cara Anderson
    Cara Anderson United Kingdom, Leeds
    Dec 31, 2016
    Dec 31, 2016
    Listen to local people stop EON taking control
  • Sharon Harrison
    Sharon Harrison United Kingdom, Leeds
    Nov 16, 2016
    Nov 16, 2016
    Keep Spurn wild, if there was a cafe there we would attract the wrong type of visitor.
  • Anhony J Morris
    Anhony J Morris United Kingdom, Whitstable
    Nov 04, 2016
    Nov 04, 2016
    The obiective of a Wild Life trust should be to enhance the environment, not to damage it.
  • Roy Harvey
    Roy Harvey United Kingdom, Thirsk
    Nov 03, 2016
    Nov 03, 2016
    Wrong location for the proposed visitor centre, there must be an alternative that is acceptable to the majority of people that either live in the area, or visit on a regular basis.
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    Cara Anderson United Kingdom
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    Julian Wyllie Ireland
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    Sharon Harrison United Kingdom
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    Paul Bennett United Kingdom
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    Anhony J Morris United Kingdom
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    Roy Harvey United Kingdom
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