Group launches campaign to preserve Yorkshire Wolds

Yorkshire Wolds

Yorkshire Wolds

CAMPAIGNERS have launched a bid to see the Yorkshire Wolds recognised as a nationally important landscape.

The influential Campaign to Protect Rural England pressure group wants it to become an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The move could make it harder for wind turbines to be built.

Yorkshire and the Humber chairman David Rose said: “We’re not optimistic it will happen quickly but we have a great deal of optimism for its success.

“We feel we can approach the campaign with confidence, knowing there are strong arguments in favour.”

Government advice group Natural England will decide if the Wolds is worthy of AONB status.

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