CAMPAIGNERS from Communities Against Delamere’s Destruction (CADD) argue one of the most contentious aspects of the plans is that public traffic will be allowed into the actual woodland for the first time.

Resident and keen walker Nigel Gilding, one of CADD’s founders, said: “We estimate that vehicles will travel in excess of 200,000 kilometres per year on forestry tracks alone. How can that be safe for walkers, children, horse riders and cyclists who can currently enjoy the forest without looking over their shoulder?

“Our campaign slogan is Defend Delamere – Once it's gone, it's gone. We have to stop that scenario.”

CADD has organised a public meeting to take place at 7.45pm on Friday, July 12, at Manley Village Hall, the purpose of which is to explain the planning application and how to object to the proposals.

People opposed to the plan can email:, quoting reference 13/02700/FUL, or write to: Adrian Crowther, Planning Service, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford CW7 1AH.