Credit: Daniel Malone

Update: September 2019

On 11 July 2019, City of York Council unanimously refused the planning application for development near Askham Bog. We opposed this development as we believe it will irreversibly damage the wildlife and biodiversity of this special nature reserve. Over 7000 people supported our objection. A truly amazing response!

However, on 12 August 2019, Barwood submitted an appeal against the council's refusal, which will be dealt with in a public inquiry.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will be defending Askham Bog and its wildlife at the public inquiry, due to take place in November 2019.

Make your voice heard

If you wish to make your views known to the Planning Inspector then please do so via https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?caseid=3233973

If you do not have access to the internet, you can send your 3 copies of your comments/representations to:

Alison Dyson, The Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay, House 2, The Square Bristol, BS1 6PN.

All representations must quote the appeal reference APP/C2741/W/19/3233973

Please note that we have been advised that the Council will forward any comments already made following the original application for planning permission (unless they are expressly confidential) to The Planning Inspectorate and these will be considered by the Inspector.


In response to the original planning application, we put together an official objection to the development. In addition, we have a hydrology report on Askham Bog demonstrating the impact on development on the hydrology of the nature reserve. See them below:

Sir David Attenborough explains why Askham Bog is so important, and so irreplaceable.

We're also fundraising to ensure that Askham Bog can be enjoyed for generations to come. Any donations are greatly appreciated. #SaveAskhamBog

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