Burley Moor

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th January 1948.

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Photo of Sir Malcolm Stoddart-Scott Sir Malcolm Stoddart-Scott , Pudsey and Otley 12:00 am, 20th January 1948

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that it is proposed to establish a permanent small arms range on Burley Moor which is part of the famous Ilkley Moor, that such a range will affect 500 acres of moorland, and close two popular footpaths, as well as adversely affecting the water rights, grazing rights and sporting rights; and will he take steps to keep this moor open at all times for the use of the people who live in the nearby towns and cities.