Derek Thomas MP and Cornwall Councillor Julian Rand MBE both show support on 18.11.2017

CADS is delighted to announce that its 2017 grand prize draw has raised over £6,425. This money will be used to fund ongoing campaign costs against Shire Oak Quarries Limited who have made it clear they plan to upscale and re-open Dean Quarry on the Lizard Peninsula to build a fleet of tidal lagoons.

Talented artists and local businesses generously donated prizes in support of the campaign, and tickets were sold locally and online throughout the summer. On Saturday evening, Roskilly’s Farm played host to the well attended prize draw and members of the community were also given a campaign update. Winning tickets were drawn by Derek Thomas MP and Cornwall Councillor, Julian Rand MBE. Winning ticket holders will be personally contacted and winning numbers will be published on the CADS website by 30th November.

Of the CADS campaign, Councillor Julian Rand said, “This community has a bit of fight, a bit of teeth and this is simply wonderful: I applaud you”. According to local MP Derek Thomas,  “Dean Quarry has got to be the best-known quarry on the planet. You are a small community right at the southerly point of the United Kingdom and have in some way dominated the agenda around renewable energy”.

CADS would like to take this opportunity to thank Derek Thomas, Julian Rand and everyone who donated prizes and purchased tickets in support in our campaign. The Manacles MCZ was designated in late 2013, in the first group of the UK’s MCZs. If this MCZ is breached by Shire Oak Quarries’ proposed development, it will result in long-term environmental damage and, as a test case for all MCZs, will bode ill for all the current and proposed UK MCZs.

The small Cornish communities and local businesses on the Lizard Peninsula have, for   nearly three years now, been threatened with the re-opening and massive up-sizing of Dean Quarry. The fight to save the Manacles MCZ continues.

To see a video of the campaign update given on 18.11.2017 please follow this link to the CADS Facebook Page and CLICK HERE.


Local MP Derek Thomas tables an amendment to Early Day Motion 472 - Value for money and Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

CADS would like to take this opportunity to thank Derek Thomas for his support in recognising the significance of our campaign for our local area and the entire UK network of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZ's).

To read Derek's amendment please CLICK HERE


The Wildlife Trusts have produced a beautiful video showing the diversity of life under the sea in the Manacles MCZ.


This is why CADS will continue to fight major development at Dean Quarry. To watch the video CLICK HERE


Fish Legal has raised further concerns about the proposed tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay and called on the government to reject it.

Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of Fish Legal and Angling Trust, has written to the Minister for Energy and Industry, Richard Harrington MP, demonstrating that risks remain unaddressed.

In the letter, Fish Legal concur with Prof. Dieter Helm’s recent ‘Cost of Energy Review’ to argue that the proposal for the heavily subsidised tidal lagoon should be rejected for failure to demonstrate that it would be a better alternative, both environmentally and economically, than other renewables technologies. To read the letter to the Minister CLICK HERE


How to donate to CADS.

If you would like to help CADS continue to fight to preserve the Manacles MCZ and our Cornish AONB, SSSI and SAC against major industrialisation simply CLICK HERE to go to our web site where the many ways of making a donation are explained.

Thank you from all of us at CADS. Without your support this fight would not be possible.