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Weʼre raising £20,000 to stop the Shrewsbury North West Relief Road from destroying veteran trees

Shrewsbury
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We’re fundraising for a legal challenge against the disastrous North West Relief Road in Shrewsbury.

This four mile stretch of road will destroy nine irreplaceable veteran trees including the iconic 550 year old Darwin Oak, named after the town’s most famous son.

It will also fell over a thousand other trees, rip up 4km of hedgerows, and destroy vital habitats. It’s a Shropshire Chainsaw Massacre!

The NWRR will take 130 years to be ‘net zero’, and it risks irreversible contamination of the town’s drinking water supply...

To stop the road, we’re taking Shropshire Council to court...

But this costs money!

Can you help us raise £20,000 for a Public Inquiry and Judicial Review?

If you're a UK citizen, the government is spending £200m of your hard-earned taxes to pay for this destruction. We think that money would be better spent on sustainable transport, or our crumbling schools, or the NHS.

Every penny we raise will be spent on the legal challenge and anything left over will be donated to The Good Law Project to help them fight other climate & nature wrecking roads in the UK. Please give whatever you can and share, share, share this appeal! Thank you!

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  • Mike Streetly2 days ago
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    Mike Streetly

    2 days ago

    Hi, Sorry if it's been a while since we've posted an update. To recap: Shropshire Council gave itself planning permission for this disastrous road in Oct. As it had failed to satisfy the Environment Agency and others it pushed all the difficult issues into planning conditions which it approved on 15 Feb. We appointed Good Law Practice to prepare a legal challenge to that decision once a formal permission letter is issued (Sept). The funds that you have contributed are incredibly important in giving us the confidence to take that step.

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  • Mike Streetly4 months ago
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    Mike Streetly

    4 months ago

    Hi, Well done and many thanks to those who have given money to this campaign. This will help us to stop Shropshire Council from riding roughshod over planning rules and its own policies and causing immense environmental damage in the process. We have a great event planned next Saturday (23rd March) to try and raise awareness of the council's disastrous plans. https://plus.shropshirestar.com/news/politics/2024/03/15/shrewsbury-relief-road---protesters-prepare-for-world-record-most-charles-darwins-in-one-place-bid/

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  • Mike Streetly5 months ago
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    Mike Streetly

    5 months ago

    Hi, I just wanted to update you on the fund raising to stop the NWRR in Shrewsbury. Great news that we've hit £15K on the Justgiving site! This together with funds from other events means that we have had the confidence to appoint a great legal team to argue our claim that Shropshire Council has dangerously bypassed environmental law in approving the application for the NWRR. https://plus.shropshirestar.com/news/environment/2024/02/23/shrewsbury-relief-road---campaigners-to-launch-legal-fight-after-joining-forces-with-good-law-project/

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 9, 2024

    Get the message: our living natural environment is vastly more important than any road.

    £100.00

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    Anonymous

    Jun 26, 2024

    £10.00

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    Jun 2, 2024

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  • Combe Haven Defenders

    Combe Haven Defenders

    May 21, 2024

    This is some money left over from our campaign against the Bexhill Hastings Link Road in 2012/13 (https://combehavendefenders.wordpress.com/). With all good wishes from us for a successful campaign.

    £333.00

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    Apr 25, 2024

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Mike Streetly

Mike Streetly

Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury resident. Retired hydrogeologist.

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