Greens Denounce Tarmac's Ancient Heritage Destruction
In a collective decision the Yorkshire and Humber Green Party has sent a letter objecting to Tarmac's application to quarry more of the landscape around the Thornborough Henges near Ripon, in North Yorkshire.
The Yorkshire Green's spokesperson on this issue, Peter Sanderson, declared, "The Henges at Thornborough are one of the most important Neolithic monuments in the World." He goes on to say, "We now know that there is significant evidence of a Neolithic village in the planned quarry area - demonstrating well that Thornborough is much more than some earth banks above the ground."
"The quarrying is for cheap gravel, and as well as destroying the Neolithic landscape, would remove acres of prime quality farmland." Mr Sanderson continued, "Tarmac needs a better excuse than plain old gravel to justify this level of destruction."
"This is an opportunity for North Yorkshire to be proud of its heritage, and do the right thing."