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The Clock Is Ticking To Protect Wildlife And Beautiful, Tranquil Places

New information from our friends at 38 Degrees confirms that - "The Clock Is Ticking To Protect Wildlife And Beautiful, Tranquil Places".

 

"Dear Phil,

The clock is ticking: soon the government shuts its "consultation" on changes to the planning system. We may have less than two weeks to stop plans which would unleash a building free-for-all and blight our landscape for generations.

Our petition is already making a stir. But the bigger it gets, the more likely we are to change the government's mind. Let's use these last few days to ask everyone we know to sign and make sure it's truly massive!

We need to hand in the petition in less than two weeks. A huge 100,000+ petition will prove to them how unpopular their proposals are. That could persuade them to protect precious green places and wildlife from bulldozers and concrete.

Please forward this email now - ask your friends and family to take 30 seconds to sign the petition:

https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/save-our-countryside

Everyone from the WI to the Daily Telegraph is worried about the government's plans. The National Trust warns of "unchecked and damaging development". [1] Friends of the Earth predicts "a building free-for-all that will blight our countryside with bad building". [2]

But if we work together, we can change the government's mind. We can stand up for a balanced, careful approach to deciding what to build and where to build it. We can protect local communities' right to have their say, make sure affordable housing is built where it's needed and protect wildlife and beautiful, tranquil places.

Help spread the word and get the petition to 100,000 this week. Forward this email and ask your friends to sign here:

https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/save-our-countryside

If you use Facebook, please share the petition wth your Facebook friends by clicking here:

https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/planning-facebook-share

If you use Twitter, please send a tweet about the petition by clicking here:

https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/planning-twitter-share

Once our green fields are gone, they're gone forever. So let's work together to protect them - just like we did to stop England's forests being sold off. [3]

Thanks for getting involved,

David, Hannah, Johnny, Marie, Cian, Becky and the 38 Degrees team

NOTES

[1] http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-chl/w-countryside_environment/w-planning-landing.htm

[2] http://www.foe.co.uk/resource/press_releases/planning_reforms_meet_minister_07092011.html

[3] https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/we-saved-our-forests

MORE INFORMATION

Read more about the government's proposed planning changes on the 38 Degrees website:

https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/save-our-countryside-blog"

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