We the undersigned ask that the planned development of Bushfoot Dunes, Rushkerry, Northern Ireland, into a Golf Course, Golfing Academy, 120 bedroom 5* Hotel & 75 Golf Lodges be seen as an unsuitable use of land and that these plans are stopped forthwith. As a World Heritage Site & National Nature Reserve, close to the Giant's Causeway, four Northern Ireland priority species are found on site: Vicia lathyroides (Spring Vetch), Ligusticum scoticum (Scots Lovage), Gentianella campestris (Field Gentian) and Anagallis minima (Chaffweed). There are five other very rare species Radiola linoides (All-seed), Myosotis ramosissima (Early Forget-me-not), Filago vulgarise (Common Cudweed), Calystegia soldanella (Sea Bindweed), Anchusa arvensis (Bugloss). “The National Trust confirms that it has written to the Department of the Environment to raise issues of fundamental concern" in relation to planning permission for this development. We are now considering advice on our next steps, as new golf courses may be sited anywhere, else, could instead be a useful method for re-greening brownfield sites and therefore, the destruction of a World Heritage Site for a recreational activity would seem to be an insult to UNESCO and the very definition of World Heritage Status.
Yours sincerely BeeTheChange:
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Bee the Change
Friends,We continue to campaign against sales of Neonicotinoid Products and unlicensed import/ export of disease bearing honey around the world. We would also like to draw your attention to an issue surrounding an important habitat. We hope you will please sign the following petition and visit the attached facebook page, in support of our friends in Northern Ireland.As well as rare bees (Colletes floralis), it is known that at least 9 very rare species of flowers are present, including four of which have Northern Ireland priority species designation.