Take a long, hard look at this …
… as it won’t be around for much longer.
Portland is a unique island linked by a causeway to the Dorset mainland. To most people, Dorset conjures up images of unspoiled tranquillity. Its ‘Jurassic Coast’ is world-famous as one of the most beautiful parts of England.
Portland is the home of Portland stone, used in some of the most eminent buildings in the country. What is not well-known is the terrible cost in lives and in environmental damage due to stone extraction on Portland.
Everybody who knows Portland is aghast at the thought that this precious coastline should be destroyed. There is no argument that quarrying would devastate the entire area, affecting unique habitats, rare archaeology and the future of local tourism. However many people still believe that it enjoys protected status and “quarrying just won’t happen.”
To find out more about this issue, and to sign the petition, please visit Save the Portland Coastal Strip website.