YorkAstro Planning Recommended for Refusal

The Orion Nebula, as viewed from the Green Belt in York.

Update – the Council did approve our application and we have now moved to Beetle Bank. Work is underway to get our two main telescopes back up and we will update you on progress.

We’d love to show you Astronomical views such as this Orion Nebula over winter, but it is looking possible that York Council may not let us.

Our Planning Application has had a recommendation for refusal by York Council’s Officers and the Planning Committee will meet this Thursday to decide on our application.

The York Press has written about it here and we’re getting a lot of strong support in their comments:

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/16696031.observatory-plan-for-near-york-is-set-for-refusal/

If anyone is able to comment in support of our move to Beetle Bank Open Farm, it would be greatly appreciated.

Here’s the Planning Officer’s report:

http://democracy.york.gov.uk/documents/s125901/Beetle%20Bank%20Report.pdf

If you are able to help in any other way, don’t hesitate to contact us via email at info@yorkastro.org.uk

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