THE SITE OF THE BATTLE OF FULFORD IS DESTINED TO BECOME AN ACCESS ROAD FOR A NEW HOUSING ESTATE UNLESS WE CAN FORCE A POLITICAL AND LEGAL DEBATE ABOUT THE WAY THE PLANNING PROCESSES HAVE IGNORED EVIDENCE AND MISINTERPRETED THE RULES
The aim of this website is to show how the clear evidential basis to locate this 1066 battlesite has been ignored. I want to expose the gravely flawed planning process which has seen the planners, local and national politicians plus English Heritage unite to condemn this exceptional piece of our heritage.
What is so alarming is just how circular the system is: Each of the bodies relies on the other. Even the court has recognised the evidence for the battle is probably right, but the court will not challenge the opinions of the various 'authorities' even though they can be shown to be wrong. This wilful blindness is exactly what has caused a catalogue of recent miscarriages of justice.
So....Whatís the point of politicians? They canít even enforce the law and save a proven battlesite of 1066.
The powerful people who run the planning system will only talk about 'process' and how they have done everything right - Their process cannot turn lies into truth. This is my manifesto - I want the system to deal with the truth and throw out the lies which underpin the application to destroy the site.
If you want to find out about the battle the visit the Fulford battlefield website. This deals with the exciting search for the site where research continues to reveal evidence. There was a dig in July 2014 which has provided a good date for the finds. Please come and see for yourself just in case we loose the battle to save the site from destruction.
My hope is that there can still be an informed public debate which will decide the fate of this irreplaceable piece of our heritage. Three cases are being pursued in the High Court at the time of writing.
This site provides some heavy reading.
It is important that I put the full texts into the public record to support what I am saying.
However there are a number of summary documents, provided during the planning process, which lighten the reading load a little:
If you are new to the battle, there is a website which tells the story of the battle and the project that discovered it.
The project has not been successful in raising the public awareness of the battle and the threat to the site. There is an index of press releases that have been sent out to a range of organisations.
Some questions for the planners
The 5m tapestry commemorating the battle is now complete
This is part of the ditch full of water during one of the floods of 2012. It is possible to estimate the height of the water on the day of the battle as it was a peak tide. It fits the description of the battle so well. More images of the Fulford battle website
This website was launched in May 2012 and needs lots more work, but if I waited until it was perfect I suspect it would never be launched. So please accept my apologies for errors and omissions. I even hope to convert it to make it web3 compatible soonish.
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The author of the content is Charles Jones - email@example.com Last updated April 2015
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