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Final stand against Delamere cabin plans
CAMPAIGNERS will take their final stand against controversial plans to construct a series of log cabins in Delamere Forest next week when they go before the council.
Plans for 78 luxury holiday lodges, a new visitor hub and associated infrastructure have been proposed by Forest Holidays and Forestry Commission and will go before Cheshire West and Chester Council’s (CWAC) strategic planning committee on Thursday, October 10.
The plans are recommended for approval.
Campaign group Communities Against Delamere’s Destruction (CADD) remain steadfast in their objection and are rallying support for people to attend toThursday’s meeting to show their support for the campaign.
The group fears the plans will change the way the popular forest can be enjoyed.
Nigel Gilding, spokesman for CADD, said: “I am led to believe that the recommendation for approval was a very tight decision and we have a couple of very pertinent issues that we shall be raising at the committee meeting which should give the members pause for thought.
“Forest Holidays and the Forestry Commission have presented their respective cases and we have very powerful arguments to present which should prevent this application being given the go ahead.
“We rely on the impartiality of the planning process and the committee members and hope that our final arguments hold sway.”
Applicants Forest Holidays and the Forestry Commission believe their proposals will not harm Delamere Forest in any way, shape or form, and will simply promote ‘improving and enhancing the asset, ensuring its sustainability for generations to come’.
The meeting will be held at 4pm on Thursday, at the council offices at The Drumber, Winsford.
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