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Public Inquiry Information supporting Ecological Owlthorpe as an upstream nature based solution protecting the environment from downstream flooding.

Press Releases

Is Domocracy Dead

Results of Sheffields Planning and Highways Commity meeting 2nd June 2020 compleatly ignored by the building inspectorat.


Public Opinion

Public opinion is a very powerful tool. The public need the media to ask serching questions of those it authority.


Government departments at loggerheads

George Eustace MP the Environment Secretary, Environment
Agency, the Forestry Commission and Natural England have jointly committed to
“nature-based solutions to tackle the climate emergency and stop downstream
flooding”. Robert Jenrick, the Housing Secretary and the Government Inspectorate
want to cover the country in concrete without any consideration for the environment
and citizens living downstream


MP Clive Betts overlooks upstream nature-based solution

Sheffield City Council, alongside local MP Clive Betts, Labour Councillors Chris Rosling- Josephs and Tony Downing and Labour’s local election Candidate Julie Gledhill have set out an exciting new proposal to improve and develop the green corridor running along Ochre Dyke and stretching from Ivy Lane at Beighton through to Waterthorpe Park.


Public Enquiry

26th May 2020 I requested that George Eustace MP call in the planning application made by Avant Homes Ref: 19/03143/FUL. holly.dutton@planninginspectorate.gov.uk says my appeal is rejected by Robert Jenrick MP. I requested clarification from both George Eustace MP and Robert Jenrick MP, but up to date I have not received a reply.


Account of one of the victims of the flooding in Fishlake

Jenny Palmer (resident of Fishlake) makes many relevant points which I have highlighted in yellow. Please read her statement carefully.

Remember: All the water that flooded Fishlake came from Sheffield rivers including some from the disused mineworks under Owlthorpe courtesy of the Ochre Dyke.






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