Placard-waving campaigners from Llanbradach will hold a lobby outside a Newport auctioneers on Monday in protest at the sale of a beauty spot known locally as “bluebell wood”.
The campaigners want the sale by Paul Fosh Auctions of the 31 acres of land off Pandy Lane, near the village, halted to give local people time to raise £150,000. So far more than £7,600 has been raised since the GoFundMe appeal was launched on January 16th this year and there is an expectation of that more than doubling shortly.
Councillor Colin Mann said: “Ideally, we would like the sale of this land halted while we are fundraising.
“Any purchaser of this land would have to restore the ground damaged in line with the order from Caerphilly County Borough Council.” The land does not have planning permission. Residents are also concerned that the obligation to restore the land has not been included in the sale details.”
Councillor Colin Mann said that he was led to believe that Paul Fosh Auctions had acquired a business owned by Karl O’Dare who owns the bluebell land.
- Bluebells are protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
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