Below you will find messages of support from bodies such as Natural England, The Woodland Trust, CPRE, Norfolk Wildlife Trust and Norwich Society.
In addition politicians including some of our local councillors and our local MP have spoken out in favour of the preservation of the woods.
Councillors say NO to proposals to build on Thorpe Woods
Broadland Councillors Ian Mackie, Nigel Shaw and John Fisher have campaigned alongside the Friends for the protection of the woods.
In 2010 they took part on the march through the woods together with over 100 local people.
and only this month they stated again that they would be campaigning to keep the woods safe from development.
Local MP Chloe Smith writes in support of Thorpe WoodsIn the summer of 2010 she wrote offering the campaign her support.
Campaign to Protect of Rural England urges the preservation of Thorpe Woods as a greenspace.
Recently the campaign received a further boost when it received the a strong statement of support from the CPRE. Their statement pointed out that:
" These areas of woodland are registered as County Wildlife Sites..... The new National Planning Policy Framework states that local plans should allocate land with the least environmental or amenity value and that planning permission should be refused for development resulting in the loss or deterioration of irreplaceable habitats....... It is clear that Thorpe Woods is an area of high environmental value, and amenity value to local communities and should be protected for future generations".
The Norfolk Wildlife Trust - a longstanding supporter of Thorpe WoodsNorfolk Wildlife Trust has been one of Thorpe Woods longest standing supporters.
They designated the whole of Thorpe Woods as a County Wildlife Site in recognition of their ecological value.
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust has spoken out in support of the Friends campaign.
"The Trust supports the Friends of Thorpe Woodlands and their campaign to protect the woods and tree at Racecourse Plantation, Thorpe St Andrew, Norfolk".