Response to Planning Application for extention of peat processing on Lindow Moss

Transition Wilmslow have submitted a response to the planning application by Croghan Peat Industries.  From the point of view of Transition Wilmslow and the residents of Wilmslow there would appear to be no justification for any continuation of peat excavation on Lindow Moss. This represents the worst possible investment for local taxpayers. It is a poor business doing harm to the environment.  The Moss has some unique features, in that it has well preserved field systems around it from the time of medieval peat extraction in addition to the ecological features of the moss itself. It is also one of the green lungs of Wilmslow and has been highlighted as one of the ‘hidden gems’ of Wilmslow in our on-going Landscape Character Assessment.

Read the full text here  Response to Lindow Moss Planning Application