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Plans to criss-cross reservoir with zip wires is an abomination

Another heartfelt piece from Melvyn Bragg. Thank you Sir for saying what we all think, and thank you for sharing your thoughts of this appalling proposal with the wider world.

Thirlmere reservoir in Cumbria (pictured) is at risk of becoming a theme park thanks to developers who wish to install eight zip-wire rides across the gigantic lake.

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Thanks to Nick Holmes for alerting us to this one !

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Conservation news: Plans rejected for South Lakeland development | The Great Outdoors

...Plans rejected but note the mention of the potential for an appeal!

Friends of the Lake District welcome news that applications for industrial developments near Old Hutton have been rejected

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Sandford Principle - Wikipedia

THE SANDFORD PRINCIPLE

Its worth giving this a more detailed look as we await the planners decision. Seems like a no brainer to me given the ... See more

The Sandford Principle is a concept in the management of protected landscapes in the United Kingdom. It is called the Sandford Principle after Lord Sandford who chaired the National Parks Policy ... See more

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