Wales: Reconsider Turning 830 acres of Wildlife into a Race Track

Developers are planning to turn 830 acres of hillside on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales into a 3.5 mile race track -- into the Circuit of Wales motorsports complex. The local council argues that 6,000 jobs will be created; environmentalists say the park's beauty will certainly be affected due to pollution (noise, light and more) and an expected 750,000 people visiting.

Tell officials in Wales not to turn this peaceful National Park into a noisy, polluted race track. 

Kate Ashbrook, general secretary of the Open Spaces Society, is asking for the halt of the project. It is an important and high-profile test of society's resolve to protect common land.

"Common land like this is very special," she said. "It's a very ancient type of land that has been undisturbed for centuries, full of culture, history and archeology. Plus the public have a right of way. We think plonking a huge, noisy, ugly urban development on it is a disaster."

Not only would the land used be lost, but also the remaining park would be disturbed by its new neighbor: a noisy, urban development.

Tell Wales: Instead of trying to bring more visitors to a race track, show some concern for the current visitors to your park.

 

Dear Madam,


We the undersigned ask that you reconsider the proposed race track at the site of the National Park in South Wales.


Developers are planning to turn 830 acres of hillside on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales into a 3.5 mile race track -- into the Circuit of Wales motorsports complex. The local council argues that 6,000 jobs will be created; environmentalists say the park's beauty will certainly be affected due to pollution (noise, light and more) and an expected 750,000 people visiting.


Tell officials in Wales not to turn this peaceful National Park into a noisy, polluted race track.


Kate Ashbrook, general secretary of the Open Spaces Society, is asking for the halt of the project. It is an important and high-profile test of society's resolve to protect common land.


"Common land like this is very special," she said. "It's a very ancient type of land that has been undisturbed for centuries, full of culture, history and archeology. Plus the public have a right of way. We think plonking a huge, noisy, ugly urban development on it is a disaster."


Not only would the land used be lost, but also the remaining park would be disturbed by its new neighbor: a noisy, urban development.


Instead of trying to bring more visitors to a race track, show some concern for the current visitors to your park.

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