In July 2002 the Thorne and Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum held a conference with the above title at the Wortley House Hotel, Scunthorpe. The conference included 15 presentations from various persons and organisations with involvements in all sides of the peat debate.
This volume contains the substance of the presentations. For the most part the papers included in this volume are transcribed from an audio recording taken at the conference.
In all cases the authors of the presentations were given the opportunity to read the transcription and correct or amend it. In some cases this has resulted in the preparation of formal papers. Some presenters did not take the opportunity to revise the transcripts and where this is the case the transcripts have been reproduced. In reading these it must be remembered that the transcripts are the words spoken to accompany visual presentations shown on a screen to the audience.
In a few cases the transcription process has provided incomplete renderings of the presentation with gaps in the narrative. Where this has occurred for the sake of readability the papers have been edited and, if possible, an educated guess has been made as to the missed words.
|Welcome||Caroline Flint MP|
|The history of peatlands and their conservation||Richard Lindsay||University of East London|
|Ministerial address||Michael Meacher MP||Minister of State for the Environment|
|English Nature’s hopes and aspirations for peatlands||Dr Andy Brown||Chief Executive - English Nature|
|Peatlands and planning||Ian Goldthorpe||Chartered Town Planner|
|Peat and the law||Richard Buxton||Solicitor specializing in Environmental and Public Law|
|Peat and alternatives||Martin Harper||Conservation Director - Plantlife|
|Did campaigning help?||Craig Bennett||Friends of the Earth|
|Growing medium requirements from the horticultural perspective||Stewart Henchie||Royal Botanic Gardens Kew|
|Great Expectations||Dr Adrian Oliver||English Heritage|
|Producing a peat free media||Mark Lewington||Terra Eco Systems|
|Scotts R&D of peat alternatives||Paul Waller||Scotts UK|
|Peatlands and environmental change||Dr Dan Charman||University of Plymouth|
|Towards a peat free future||Sally Ockenden||B&Q|
|Peatlands Park, N.I. A case history||Keith Stansfield||Environment and Heritage Service of Northern Ireland|
|Where from here?||Dr Rob Stoneman|
This volume is published only in electronic format, available as a free download
The papers are copyright the individual speakers, and must not be reproduced without permission.