Fwd: Whittle Dene cabins under threat

Madeleine Parkyn madeleine at envoy.uk.net
Sat Dec 7 15:38:29 GMT 2013

------- Original Message -------- Subject: (North East Permaculture Network) Whittle Dene cabins under threat Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 15:54:40 -0500 (EST) From: Chrisfuzzbrown at aol.com mailto:Chrisfuzzbrown at aol.com Reply-To: chrisfuzzbrown at aol.com mailto:chrisfuzzbrown at aol.com To: ne-permaculture-net at googlegroups.com mailto:ne-permaculture-net at googlegroups.com 
 It seems the magical cabins in Whittle Dene are under threat, please follow the link below and sign the petition to save them,
 http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-destruction-of-valuable-heritage-respect-tenant-rights?share_id=YzMjptBXbj&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-destruction-of-valuable-heritage-respect-tenant-rights?share_id=YzMjptBXbj&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition
 Best wishes,



 Petitioning Local council, land owner & relevant authorities 
 Stop Destruction of Valuable Heritage & Respect Tenant Rights

 Petition by
 Thomas French
 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

 The unique Whittle Mill Chalet Site is under threat.

 The Whittle Mill Chalet Site is a well known beauty spot in Northumberland, consisting of numerous timber chalets, originally built 100 years ago, surrounded by an ancient Woodland Trust nature reserve.

 The site is now under threat due to the actions of the landowner, and we stand firm in believing that heritage sites such as this  - which are recognized as architectural, community, cultural and economic assets  -  are too valuable to be destroyed.

 The chalets are privitely owned, but the land they sit on is rented from the landowner.

 One chalet owner, a pensioner and woodland trust warden, who has dedicated the last 10 years to restoring his chalet to its full former glory, and a humble place to spend his retirement, has already been served an eviction notice from the landowner, and given a matter of days to remove his chalet from the land. Firstly, as the chalets are solid structures this is an impossible task. Secondly, and more importantly, this chalet is the mans only valuable asset, as well as a place intended to be passed on to his children.

 If this eviction is allowed to continue he is set to loose nearly everything he owns, and has spend years restoring -  surely this cannot be allowed to happen!

 There are no clear reasons for the actions of the landowner - no planning applications or any alternative uses for the site are proposed.

 Please sign this petition for the council to intervene and help save this 100 year old heritage chalet site. Just one click on your behalf will genuinely make a huge difference.

 Help save 'Stanholme' and the other 10 chalets on the site so that they can be used and appreciated by current and future generations.


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