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Closed 19/01/2018

raised of £5,000 target by 57 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,180 to Save Ashbrook & Thornley Brook Valley and the abundance of wildlife we have in this beautiful area.

    Lees, Oldham District, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 19th January 2018

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    We are raising funds to oppose the destruction of Thornley Brook Valley & Ashbrook Valley.

    Money raised will help fund marketing, legal representation, surveys and all the other expert help we will need to fight this.

    Russell Homes propose to build 265 houses and a new link road between Lees New Road/Knowles Lane & Ashbrook Road/Oldham Road.
    This development will have a devastating effect on the wildlife, including badgers, bats, deer, owls and other birds, a negative impact on noise and air pollution, and the loss of a precious green area for recreation for the community of Lees, Springhead & Grotton. This land is, at the moment, OPOL (Other Protected Open Land) but will lose its protected status and no longer be natural open land. 

    We believe if this development is allowed it will set a precedent for the wider area and will open up the flood gates to land grabbing and destruction of other green and open spaces across the UK.

    Any money unused will be put back into the community to benefit people and wildlife in the area.




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      Page last updated on: 11/21/2017 09.07



      • Anonymous


        Nov 21, 2017

        This development must be stopped on the grounds of traffic safety, pollution, loss of habitat for flora and fauna and loss of a valuable green space.


      • Derek Lewis

        Derek Lewis

        Nov 11, 2017

        Its important that we keep space free in what is an already overcrowded area. This affects the whole of Saddleworth in that there are only two main roads into Oldham, already congested.


      • fiona tweedy

        fiona tweedy

        Nov 9, 2017

        it would be very sad to see this happen


      • Anonymous


        Nov 8, 2017


      • Anonymous


        Nov 2, 2017

        Keep going. Open land must be protected.With best wishes


      • Anonymous


        Oct 29, 2017

        Supporting a very important community cause.

      • Anonymous


        Oct 17, 2017

        I live in mossley and frequently run through and enjoy this area. I am totally apposed to the destruction of this lovely area by these vandals.

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