Changes to Main Gate at Menwith Hill

Development of the main gate area

Campaigners have recently lodged objections about a proposed development of the Main gate area. 

This development requires the removal or relocation of the alder tree outside the base planted by his wife, Ann Cryer (later Labour MP for Keithley) in memory of the late Bob Cryer (MP for Bradford South), killed on 12 April 1994.

Mr Cryer was committed in his work for peace, bringing the activities of Menwith Hill to the attention of a wider public.  In 1994, he achieved an Adjournment Debate on Menwith Hill.

The memorial tree is not mentioned in the application.  An objection has pointed out that the tree’s status as a significant memorial tree is a value to be appraised in an arboricultural impact assessment.

Ref. No: 20/03381/FUL (Still open for comments on 5th February 2021.)

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