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Save the Hilly Field EP

Stop Press: Appeal Update

THE HILLYFIELD IS CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN A PLANNING INQUIRY WITH DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY (DNPA). WITH YOUR HELP WE WILL STAND UP AT PUBLIC INQUIRY TO SPEAK OUT FOR THE NEEDS OF SMALL-WOODLAND REGENERATION IN THE UK.
IF YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION, OR WANT TO BUY THE EP OF SOME GREAT MUSIC SUPPORTING THIS WOODLAND APPEAL THEN PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINKS ON THIS PAGE
SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH YOUR FRIENDS. IT TAKES MANY SEEDS TO PLANT A FOREST. THANK YOU!
OUR STORY IN A NUTSHELL
WE APPEALED A DECISION MADE BY DNPA TO REFUSE OUR NEED FOR A WOOD-DRYING BARN AND MACHINERY STORE, AND ARE NOW HAVING TO ARGUE AGAINST TWO ENFORCEMENT NOTICES.
WE HAVE TO RAISE ANOTHER £4500 TO AFFORD THE LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL FEES FOR US TO STAND UP AT PUBLIC INQUIRY AND SPEAK OUT FOR THE NEEDS OF SMALL WOODLAND MANAGEMENT. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DONATE SOMETHING PLEASE CLICK ON THE DONATE BUTTON (LEFT) OR READ MORE ABOUT OUR APPEAL ON THE WEBSITE WWW.THEHILLYFIELD.CO.UK.
WHAT IS CLEAR IS THAT DNPA ARE USING THE HILLYFIELD AS A ‘TEST CASE’, AND FORCING US TO GO TO A PUBLIC INQUIRY TO TEST WHETHER A WOOD DRYING BARN IS CONSIDERED ‘REASONABLY NECESSARY FOR FORESTRY’.
WE DO NOT LIVE ON THE LAND, YET WE ARE HAVING TO ARGUE AGAINST ENFORCEMENT NOTICES STATING WE DO, AND DEMANDING THE REMOVAL OF THE LOW-IMPACT STRUCTURES WHICH WE USE TO HELP US MANAGE THE LAND, INCLUDING COMPOST TOILETS, TOOL STORE, AND THE TWO CARAVANS WHICH WE USE TO HOUSE THE VOLUNTEERS WHO HELP US MANAGE THE WOODS.
EVERY LITTLE HELPS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
ALL THE BEST
DOUG AND CLAIRE KING-SMITH