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The petition is signed by Mr. and Mrs. J. Bowler of 7 Miller avenue, Mastin Moor, Chesterfield and by a further 694 of my constituents in Derbyshire, North-East who live in the Mastin Moor area. The petition has my full support. It says:
To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.
The Humble Petition of the residents of Mastin Moor Derbyshire
That proposals to introduce opencast mining on the Pinnock Site would
Bring increased subsidence to the area resulting in further deterioration of your Petitioners' homes.
Result in a devaluation of your Petitioners' homes.
Be nuisance to your Petitioners by reason of the operation of plant and machinery 24 hours a day causing noise, dust and pollution.
Mean that the Countryside and many forms of wildlife will be destroyed and local walks will be lost for ever.
Cause an increase in heavy traffic thereby being a danger to pedestrians especially children and the elderly.
Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House will take measures to prevent the development of the Pinnock Site.
And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will pray that your Honourable House will take measures to prevent the development of the Pinnock Site.