Why burn blanket bog? Environmental Information Regulation request gets dusty answer

In a post titled £2.5m uplands agreement seems to sidestep Burning Code, I asked why Natural England has given Walshaw Moor Estate an explicit exemption from the Heather and Grass Burning Code.

I’ve sent an Environmental Information Regulations request to Natural England, asking them  why they have done this.

Round 1 – National England fails to answer my question
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Press release – Ban the Burn!

Please distribute and publish this press release as widely as possible.

On Sunday  August 12th, flood-hit residents of Hebden Bridge and campaigners from across the country will set out from St George’s Square in the town centre on a BAN THE BURN protest walk to the Walshaw Moor grouse-shooting estate. Following the walk, at 6pm the BAN THE BURN national campaign launch will take place at Hebden Bridge Trades Club.
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