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From: "SchNEWS"
To: "SchNEWS Subscribers"
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 12:51:10 +0000
Subject: SchNEWS 158, 13 March 1998

Dunford Quarry Camp (Bristol)


Bristol City Council has leased 20 acres of the Ashton Court park to Pioneer Aggregates, an Australian multinational, who want to expand Durnford Quarry, against the wishes of locals. The project is scheduled to begin any day and will destroy 20 acres of land, leaving a 100 metre deep hole. Pioneer have agreed to transplant parts of the park, which supports a diverse habitat, including several rare species, however RSPCA officers have stated that there is an badger sett in this field and the heavy machinery needed to prepare the site will traumatise the badger cubs. A camp has been set up.

contact: c/o 10-12 Picton St, Montpelier, Bristol BS6 5QA
tel: (0117) 939 3039


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