Friday, 26 July 2013

Cherry Wood Project newsflash

The 18th of July will go down in Planning, Cherry Wood, British Woodland and Green Woodwork history as to day we gained Planning Permission for mixed use Forestry and Education.

With much warmth and generosity of spirit the planning committee if 12 councillors voted unanimously in favour of granting permission for the Cherry Wood Project to continue.

The councillors had visited site on July the 3rd for a site inspection at which several of us were able to make representation and then to show them the structures. At the same time we had green woodwork demonstrations going on and a Steiner School group who were in  the woods for some classes. 

This all must have had the desired effect as several councillors spoke passionately in support of the project, its good works and educational benefits. It was all quit emotional to listen to.

Tim, Debs, Tay, Willow, past and current apprentices, cooks and all other members of the extended Cherry Wood Crew wholeheartedly thank each and every one of you who have supported this process. 

Thank you for the 500+ letters of support which meant so much to the team and greatly influenced the committee and thank you for the personal messages of love and support we have received.

We look forward to seeing you all in the woods soon so that we can all celebrate this great victory for common sense.

Tim Gatfield

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