Friends of Thorpe Woodlands

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Created August 12, 2010 by JASON


We the undersigned are opposed to any development taking place within the entirety of the woodland known as Racecourse Plantation, Brown’s Plantation and Belmore Plantation. We call upon Thorpe St Andrews Town Council and Broadland District Council to reject any proposals for their development and for the owners to withdraw their plans to build on this wildlife habitat and local green space.

There are currently 680 signatures for this petition:

  1. june muskett UNITED KINGDOM

    Because…its a beautiful green oasis in the city of which they are several,one of things which make Norwich special, but we seem to be likely to lose more and more of them.There are plenty of brownfield sites in the city that can be used, one very near where i live in Sprowston, for sale, but of course developing brownfield sites means less profit for the developers..

  2. Julia Stinton

    there is limited green space in Norwich as it is,this would reduce it even futher!


    We destroyed enough natural life by replacing it with stone. Natural environment which fills Thorpe Woods is non-replacable. Once we destoy it, it will never be the same. Thorpe Woodland is the lungs of Norwich.

  4. Angela Buck UNITED KINGDOM

    We need our trees and it’s a wonderful wood.

  5. Daniel Buck UNITED KINGDOM

    this can’t be allowed to happen

  6. James Pritchard UNITED KINGDOM

    these areas must be protected because they provide much needed green space and an important habitat for wildlife! Build elsewhere!

  7. tracy yallop UNITED KINGDOM

    i would love to own a piece of woodland with a single eco dwelling and tend to my land ensuring i was not causing a carbon footprint…the councils wont let you do this ,but they will allow large corparations tear down the woods and bulld a concrete jungle in its place…senseless…thorpe is built up enough……

  8. Martin Hinchliffe UNITED KINGDOM

    We have plenty of housing old and new in this part of the city. Once the woodland is gone, there is no bringing it back. Some medium to longer term vision please.

  9. Rachel Aldus UNITED KINGDOM

    Just Because

  10. Leonoraclarke UNITED KINGDOM

    if we keep loosing woodland like this there will
    Be none.left for future generations to enjoy plus habitats for flora and faun and wildlife will be lost forever

  11. Mary Hall FRANCE

    Keep up the good work! This email comes from SW France, I was born in Thorpe and know the woods well

  12. Debbie Foyster UNITED KINGDOM

    The woods are the lungs of Thorpe. They are are a peaceful sanctuary for wildlife and an amenity for all. It’s madness to strip our world and concrete it over.

  13. Debbie Foyster UNITED KINGDOM
  14. karen james UNITED KINGDOM

    one of the reasons I moved to Norfolk was because of the natuaral areas and the wildlife. Please do not become yet another concrete jungle by bulldozing every available green space

  15. Sally Duncan UNITED KINGDOM

    Irriplaceable – beautiful – educational – wildlife site

  16. Robert Wade UNITED KINGDOM

    green spaces such as this make our countryside what it is. One piece at a time the character of our landscape is being built over. This is an opportunity for the councils to prove that they care about this issue and are prepared to commit to it.

  17. Amanda Horner UNITED KINGDOM

    brownfield sites should be explored before even more destruction of our countryside.

  18. polly brown UNITED KINGDOM
  19. mike brown UNITED KINGDOM

    These woodlands and the biodiversity contained within them are too precious to lose. Once gone, we won’t get them back and what remaining green spaces we have need to be preserved.


    my 8 year old son was very upset that the woods could be lost and all the animals currently making their home there will also be lost. He is studying the impact of destruction of the rain forests but realised that its just as important to keep our local woods safe for the wildlife and us!

  22. david harper

    Because all these vast proposed new development sites for new homes are not/will not be required if all the illegal imigrants were kicked out from where they came and the doors closed to any future vast numbers intending to come here.


    Because.. when woodland (and the enormous bio-diversity that comes with it) is destroyed, there is no ‘going back’, the wildlife is lost forever, the destruction mindless vandalism, and for what purpose – to line some greed obsessed ‘fat cat’s’ pockets. Woodland and other natural spaces should be preserved – a lasting legacy to be enjoyed by future generations. Filthy money (which is what the developer will make) achieves nothing except an imbalance of wealth. In my book this development would be truly evil. Another point is we (Norfolk indeed the UK) needs to stabilize and encourage a decrease in population, not encourage population growth – we are a tiny group of islands heading towards being one great metropolis!!

  24. Danielle Rackham UNITED KINGDOM

    I believe the woodland benefits the whole community and provides a valuable natural resource.

  25. Chris Blackwell UNITED KINGDOM

    Leave some woodland areas alone, you have enough, these woodland areas are vital for so many reasons.

  26. Judith Baird UNITED KINGDOM
  27. Sara Moore UNITED KINGDOM

    Why is there a need to destroy woodland for rabbit hutch houses? The NDR will be used as an excuse to extend the housing developments, I wouldn’t mind but the developers squeeze as many houses as possible on the plots of land and build them poorly. There is no need to build on the woodland area,perhaps around it but it needs better infrastructure

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