In 2007 Grainger plc used the upgrade of the conservation status of the Estate by a 4(2) Direction to introduce development plans for the Estate. These were to have a considerable impact on the allotments. Early in the proposals the Association requested a meeting with Grainger plc. Attached are minutes of the meeting. At the time the fact that site B had significant wildlife issue was not disclosed.
We saved many of the allotments and now we have a responsibility to look after those that remain. Below are a just a few of the documents that refer to the battle that was waged in 2006-2009 to save Moor Pools allotments from development by Grainger plc.