15th Anniversary of Saltaire World Heritage Site Designation, 3rd December, Milner Field Farm.

To folk who are (or might be) interested in the Milner Field Farm planning applications

On behalf of Stella and David Downs, may I extend a warm invitation to join us at Milner Field Farm on Saturday 3 December between 10.30 and 12 midday.

This event is to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the designation of Saltaire as a World Heritage Site. We are delighted to tell you that we will be joined by Nick Salt and Jamie Roberts. Just in case you don’t know, Nick and Jamie are, respectively,  direct descendants of the founder of Saltaire and the builder of the farm, and the ‘Second Lord of Saltaire’ who lived in the mansion and oversaw the farm.

We are especially delighted they will be present because they are about to submit an impressive letter of objection to the planning applications that would see the farm’s demise.

We’ll be joined by Jamie’s alpacas and by the Telegraph and Argus who plan a photoshoot at around 11.00.

Just a couple of words of warning… There will be no parking at the farm itself, and whilst we will be on hard standing (and undercover if it’s wet), this is a working farm so sensible footwear is advised.

Les Brook

working voluntarily to protect Milner Field Farm, a precious heritage asset


PS You may have come across those Soviet-style election results in which the turnout was 107% of the electorate or the like. Well, Milner Field boasts something similar but not fake. What a pity planning applications are not decided on the public vote. Public rejection of the applications has been overwhelming (BMDC planning dept official figures, correct at c17.00 on 18.11.2016).

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