Uplands

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Myself and Ros Berrington have been Monitoring burning activities on the Walshaw Moor Estate,we have photographed recent burning from boxing day onwards,but yesterday we witnessed an actual burn in progress.16 02 2016 we were walking up the main tarmac road were a track turns left alongside the plantation of Sutcliffe Rough at approximately 14 45 then an estate landrover passed us which drove up and across the reservoir viaduct that seperates Lower from Middle Walshaw reservoirs to the Eastern
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Is it true that those owning/responsible for managing the uplands/moorlands around the Calder Valley have been/are managing these areas in such a way as to exacerbate water run off into the streams/valleys and, hence, contributing to the flooding of homes and businesses in the valley bottom towns. Furthermore, is it true that these owners have been receiving/do receive large subsidies of public money to do this. If the answer to either of these questions is yes, what is going be done about it?

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