Cave Hill Conservation Campaign Aims and Objectives
We try to ensure that the Cave Hill's natural environment and public amenity value are protected and, where possible, enhanced. We produce a periodic newsletter, The Cave Hill Campaigner, which keeps members and others up to date with current issues affecting the Cave Hill and the Campaign's activities.
Other activities include:
Organising volunteering activities, such as removing litter, planting trees and clearing invasive species.
Opposing inappropriate development proposals.
Collecting data on patterns of use of the Cave Hill, and users' views, by carrying out user surveys.
Seeking to influence relevant statutory bodies, such as Belfast City Council.
Seeking to promote the adoption of a comprehensive management strategy for the Cave Hill.
Working with the other Belfast Hills groups on the Belfast Hills Partnership.
Developing this website as a reliable and up to date source of information about the Cave Hill, in the context of the other Belfast Hills.
The Campaign's objectives are as follows:
To secure the preservation of the Cave Hill as a natural and unspoiled environment.
To encourage public access for appropriate purposes.
To encourage Belfast City Council (the principal landowner) to adopt an environmentally-friendly management strategy for the Cave Hill.
To oppose all intrusive development.
To oppose further degradation of the Belfast Hills.
To support the implementation of environmentally friendly policies for the Belfast Hills.
To support the creation of public rights of way across the Belfast Hills.