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Has lockdown reduced light pollution?
Kuli Kohli writes about what the countryside means to her
A quarter of a million homes are planned to be built on Green Belt land.
It's well worth signing up for Inkcap's informative weekly round-up of UK nature, ecology and conservation news if you haven't already. This was a lovely article about the very appropriately named Paddocks.
Here's a guide to how to object to the hugely damaging Shrewsbury NW relief road:
"Rewilding is about much more than idealistic people reintroducing wolves to the countryside." Great article in the @ManchesterMill about how nature is flourishing in South Manchester gardens, benefiting people as well as wildlife. https://manchestermill.co.uk/p/rewilding-a-manchester-council-estate
Controversial netting and hedgerow being taken down at Tamworth's Coton Lane housing development.
We offer condolences on the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip https://www.cpre.org.uk/news/condolences-on-the-death-of-prince-philip/
Can anyone help a Harper Adams University student with her project on how planning system reform might stimulate brownfield development in the West Midlands? Short survey here: https://harper-adams.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/planning-and-development-policies-a-critical-evaluation-o-2
Some good news for a change - county council officers will look at developer-funded improvements to pedestrian crossings, cycleways and pedestrian walkways rather than building a slip road that would have destroyed mature trees and green space.
We urge all developers to listen to public concerns and not cover any hedges or trees with netting, which can endanger wildlife. https://www.cprestaffordshire.org.uk/news/nests-not-nets/
Petition against netting in Tamworth: https://www.change.org/p/tamworth-borough-council-stop-the-netting-of-hedges-in-tamworth
The #StarCount results are out! Only 3.6% of people who took part in Staffordshire experienced truly dark skies, counting more than 30 stars. 60% saw 10 stars or fewer, indicating severe light pollution. Explore the interactive map: https://www.cpre.org.uk/star-count-2021/
Please sign & share widely! Netting is cruel and unnecessary.
#NetsDownForNature @NorfolkBea @StaffsCPRE @StaffsWildlife
Tamworth Borough Council: Stop the Netting of Hedges in Tamworth - Sign the Petition! http://chng.it/jZfx5wbL via @UKChange
It's nearly time for #LineOfDuty and there are still many unanswered questions. Is Jo Davidson corrupt? Who killed Gail Vella? Who is the mysterious H? And, most importantly, is this site on the brownfield register and could it be redeveloped for housing? http://bit.ly/3dAfxT6
There are hundreds of different local campaign groups fighting the same battles around the country, as @RosieP4's new map shows - great article by @RosCoward. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/04/uk-environmental-protest-developers?
SWALLOW APPEAL. Dear all, I am looking for areas in the UK, villages, individual barns, still home to a glorious abundance of nesting swallows. It is staggering how hard this has become, as the UK's avian bioabundance fades every year. Please DM if you can help. Thank you, Ben
Staffordshire house built with bus stop blocking the path to the front door. When we say that new developments should be accessible by public transport, this isn't quite what we had in mind. @PlanningShit https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/unbelievable-staffordshire-house-built-bus-5257918?
Our spring newsletter is out now: https://mailchi.mp/406b3d6fd9b3/cpre-staffordshirespring-2021-newsletter-4867605
Beautiful blossom is such a welcome sight in spring. https://www.cpre.org.uk/discover/six-blossoms-to-spot-through-spring/
The Countryside Code has just had its first major revision in over a decade. Unfortunately it doesn't ban disposable barbecues, which can cause devastating wildfires. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/apr/01/make-a-memory-campaigners-fear-revised-countryside-code-lacks-bite
Netting at the #CotonLane site hadn’t been monitored for several days @birmingham_live & was in a poor state of repair. #MaplevaleHomes hasn’t followed guidance from @CIEEMnet & @Natures_Voice See here https://twitter.com/norfolkbea/status/1372958541779234817?s=21 https://twitter.com/birmingham_live/status/1377275318281592833
More than 1,700 sign petition against plan for public gardens in Lichfield to be used for junction improvements https://buff.ly/39umW4S
Lichfield City Council is proposing to sell land on Festival Gardens to build a new slip road, resulting in the loss of several mature trees.
➡️ Email email@example.com by 6 April https://www.lichfield.gov.uk/_VirDir/CoreContents/News/Display.aspx?id=38561
➡️Sign the petition: http://chng.it/VZKMQyFVjm