We are fundraising for legal costs to fight developments on Danes Moss in court

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Name:  Save Danes Moss Community Group
Account:  2195 6060
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The future vision is here in conjunction with Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Consultation feedback coming soon…

Danes Moss is a historic peat bog and rare wildlife habitat which holds massive amounts of carbon in its soil. This place once extended across a thousand acres to the south of the Cheshire town of Macclesfield. After centuries of destruction by humans less than 500 acres remains of this former wilderness.
Now, Cheshire East Council  and others are planning a massive housing and retail development on 200 acres of the Moss.
One project is called the ‘South Macclesfield Development Area‘ – 950 homes, a supermarket, retail sheds and a link road that would devastate this sacred place, the last refuge of an ancient landscape.
There are also other attempts to build on the Danes Moss peatland. On 26 July 2023, Jones Homes and Redrow were refused planning permission (21/4113M) for their attempt to put 92 homes on peatland connected to Danes Moss. 
Sadly, this land is still allocated for housing by the Council and we believe the developers will be back trying to profit from this peatland…
The Cheshire Wildlife Trust describe the SMDA plan as:

One of the most environmentally damaging schemes ever proposed in Cheshire East and the likely destruction of natural capital (biodiversity and stored carbon) at this scale is unprecedented in recent decades within the Cheshire region.

Our campaign aims to stop all of these catastrophic projects and imagine a positive future for Danes Moss as a restored wetland that gives vital space for wild creatures to survive, carbon dioxide to be removed from the atmosphere, and all the many benefits that come from giving people access to nature near their homes.

What you can Do...

Donate to the Fund Raiser

Any donations are gratefully received and will go towards

(1) our legal fund
(2) our running costs: insurance, ecology surveys, stationary etc.
(3) the future restoration of the site when we win - and we will win.

Look out for wildlife

Help find out what lives at Dane's Moss to illustrate the potential biodiversity loss

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Lobby your Local Councillor

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