May in Manning's Pit

The Friends of Manning's Pit

This is the website of the Friends of Manning's Pit Group, which is running the "Save Manning's Pit" campaign.
 Help us save these much loved fields in Pilton, Barnstaple, North Devon  from development.  

Click on link below for advice on how to donate:

Donations needed to fund our response to these new submissions

More details below on the new submissions from Framptons:

Amended plans have been received in connection with the Planning Application for Manning's Pit, and a new consultation period has been opened, now extending until December 21st 2017 .

You can read these revised plans and submissions on the Council Website at the link below. If, after reading them, you consider that your original objection letters do not need revising, you do not need to take any action. If however you would like to comment on these revised plans, or have any new information you would like to add, please do so!

The Planning Application

and (below)

our response to the Planning Application

Ecological Report

Landscape Assessment

Highways and Transport

Friends of Manning's Pit Objection

Our Facebook Page for news/photos/videos/Twitter

How to donate

Contact us

The Historical and Cultural significance of Manning's Pit

Local business support

We also have a Noticeboard
 in the Reform Inn, Pilton

Manning's Pit Blog for latest news

The Campaign - updates from the start back
in 2015 until the present

about the location

Supporters  write
about Manning's Pit

Important message:
damage to gate by Shearford Lane

Sign our online petition at this link:

  Nearly 3000 people have signed already, including environmental scientist and inventor James Lovelock, former Director of Friends of the Earth, Jonathon Porrit,  former North Devon MP and Minister in the last government, Sir Nick Harvey,  North Devon MP from 2015-2017, Peter Heaton-Jones, former UKIP Party Chairman Steve Crowther,  wildllife artist and naturalist, Trevor Beer, MBE,  Endymion Beer, and Welsh landscape artists David Bellamy and Jenny Keal

The Battle of Manning's Pit

This new film by Martin Kemp shows cousins Brian and John Norman reciting Brian's poem
about an event that took place in Manning's Pit when they were children.

 Manning's Pit and messages of support from around the world,
including China, Australia, the Falklands and the Arctic!
Zoom in for Manning's Pit itself, and Pilton posters and signs.

A page of posters