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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Access veterans honoured with George Band Award

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30/04/2012

At the BMC AGM on Saturday, Henry Folkard and Dave Bishop, two of the BMC Access Team’s best-known activists, received the second George Band Award, given to BMC volunteers who have made an exceptional contribution to the organisation’s work.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Save Longstone Edge report June 2011

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28/06/2011

The chair of the Save Longstone Edge Group (SLEG) gave public recognition of the BMC’s role in this longstanding campaign and thanked the BMC for its continued interest at the SLEG AGM on 16th June 2011.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Backdale Quarry

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11/08/2010

The push to stop unauthorised quarrying of limestone at Longstone Edge received a massive boost in 2009 with news that all quarrying at the site must cease.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Longstone Edge - the threats remain

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07/04/2010

Save Longstone Edge Group has warned that serious threats still remain to Longstone Edge, even though the quarrying by Bleaklow Industries has been stopped by the court.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Campaigners urge Backdale buy-out

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31/07/2009

The Longstone Edge Coalition has urged the Government to end a six year battle to save the Peak District National Park from quarrying destruction, as a result of an outdated 1952 planning permission.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Backdale quarry owner's appeal refused

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25/06/2009

A breath of life has been given to Longstone Edge as the House of Lords has refused to hear an appeal against the Peak District National Park Authority's enforcement action at Backdale quarry.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Longstone Edge Saved

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18/03/2009

The BMC and other countryside campaigners are celebrating a legal victory which will help to save a beautiful landscape in the Peak District National Park being scarred by uncontrolled limestone quarrying.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Crunch-time for Longstone Edge

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09/02/2009

The fate of one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Peak District National Park – rapidly becoming scarred due to uncontrolled quarrying – is to be decided in a case to be heard in the Court of Appeal starting tomorrow - Tuesday 10 February.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Longstone Edge case to go to Court of Appeal.

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04/08/2008

The BMC has welcomed the news that the Peak District National Park Authority has been granted permission to appeal against a High Court decision over alleged harmful quarrying on Longstone Edge, near Bakewell.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Backdale 5 years on: government must 'act now'

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30/06/2008

On the fifth anniversary since quarrying resumed at Longstone Edge in the Peak District, a major coalition including the BMC has warned the Government to ‘act now’ or lose 350 hectares of irreplaceable landscape forever.
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