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  • Greenham Common
    about the different plants animals and insects that live on Greenham Common Some of them are extremely rare and need your help WHAT IS IT Do you know a Gatekeeper from a Grayling Test yourself in a fun quiz NIGHTJAR DILEMMA The Nightjar needs your help Find out how you can help GRIZZLED SKIPPER What s a Grizzled Skipper Find out in the presentation BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE The challenge has been

    Original URL path: http://www.sustainable-greenham.org/pri-act-bio_overview01.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Greenham Common
    coins and pottery A church at Greenham was mentioned in the Domesday Book In 1199 Greenham Manor was granted by King John to the Knights Hospitallers a military order with a monastic life style They remained until 1540 Parliamentary troops marched across the Common in 1643 during the Civil War when there was much fighting in the local area In 1745 the Common was used as a marshalling base for English troops during the Jacobite Rebellion and saw troop maneouvres again in 1862 and 1890 While not being used for military purposes the Common was used for small scale industrial and agricultural purposes and for shooting and poaching For the first forty years of the 20th century the Common was a popular picnic venue Then during World War II the Common was completely taken over for military use and transformed into an airbase It was prominent in the D Day offensive launched in 1944 and it was at Greenham that Dwight D Eisenhower made his famous Eyes of the world speech For a brief period after 1947 the military left the Common but the onset of the Cold War brought it back into military occupation and the 1980s saw the

    Original URL path: http://www.sustainable-greenham.org/sec-common.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Greenham Common
    the initial planning stages of the Greenham Common Development Through this activity learners recognise the importance of accounting for the perspectives of various stakeholders They also learn to appreciate the relative merits of development options and how they might impact of a location economically environmentally and socially The Business Park Activities Dragon s Den Youth Distribution Committee and Sainsbury s Depot introduce learners to the breadth of industry economic decision making issues and the role of the park in driving the wider regeneration of Greenham Common The activities support learners in evaluating the benefits and drawbacks of business development within a local economy The importance of investment in projects which are ethically and financially justifiable is emphasised through simulations and role play exercises The Impact Project The Impact Project engages learners in a research exercise to enable a balanced evaluation of the impact of the development of Greenham Common Environmental social and economic impact is considered alongside the perspectives of stakeholders in the development of Greenham Common The Quarrying and Runway project The Quarrying and Runway project look in more detail at the major restoration work that was undertaken on Greenham Common Over a million tonnes of concrete and asphalt

    Original URL path: http://www.sustainable-greenham.org/sec-sustainability.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Greenham Common
    Charities and other organisations can be enterprising too Enterprise can be found everywhere In an uncertain world where anything can happen enterprise makes the difference between success and failure WHY IS ENTERPRISE IMPORTANT FOR GREENHAM COMMON Greenham Common has changed so much and continues to evolve An enterprising approach to developing the Common is apparent throughout its history Businesses have been innovative for example when Tarmac worked out how to remove the contaminated gravels reprofile the area and extract over a million tonnes of mineral from the site Charities have been bold in making difficult decisions such as the Greenham Common Trust when planning how the site should be developed in the early 1990 s People have taken risks starting up new ventures in the Business Park and in doing so helping to finance the continually changing environment EXAMPLES OF ENTERPRISE ON THIS WEBSITE There activities on the website tell different parts of the Greenham Common story The Planning zone demonstrates how resourceful the Trust was in planning and financing a decade or more of development starting in the early 1990 s The Business Park zone provides a series of case studies of businesses which embody the spirit of enterprise

    Original URL path: http://www.sustainable-greenham.org/sec-enterprise.php (2016-02-10)
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  • Greenham Common
    have taken place in a number of different ways following the decision to close the military airbase Newbury District Council undertook a major consultation process to explore the different options which resulted in them issuing a planning brief in 1992 The resources below outline some of the options that were considered at the time and provide a summary of key elements of the planning brief Media Files Planning Stuart Movie

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  • Greenham Common
    the Common The Runway Quarrying on the Common Click the image above to link to a larger map ACTIVITIES Sainsbury s Depot SAINSBURY S DEPOT In 1992 Sainsbury s decided that they would like to locate a major distribution centre on the Greenham Common business park The resources below explain why Sainsbury s were attracted to the business park the issues they faced in progressing this project and what finally

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  • Greenham Common
    Committee meet to decide which worthy causes the profits raised through the operation of Greenham Common Business Park should be donated to A shadow Youth Committee also meets with a budget of 10 000 to distribute funds to projects needing smaller sums of money The resources below provide a background into this process and details of the grant applications considered by the Youth Committee which is formed by representatives from

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  • Greenham Common
    the longest runway in Europe at the that time When it was decided to restore the airbase to heathland it was necessary to undertake a major project to remove the runway and other infrastructure such as the aprons and fuel storage The resources below tell the story of how this project was managed by Raymond Brown the main contractor for removing and recycling the materials from the runway This module

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