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Under threat of destruction for development

Under threat of destruction for development

Urgently needed! A few minutes of nature lovers’ time

Robsack Meadow, a grassland habitat rich in a wide spectrum of species that lies between Church and Robsack Woods is under threat of development, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick, involving destruction of a stretch of adjoining ancient woodland next to a nature reserve.

Under threat of destruction for development

Under threat of destruction for development

If the development goes ahead, not only will the ‘meadow’ be destroyed, but Robsack Wood will be isolated and a vital corridor for nature will be lost.

Under threat of destruction for development

Under threat of destruction for development

There are other sites where housing can be built and targets reached without choosing a green space.

Under threat of destruction for development

Under threat of destruction for development

I’ve heard that the current resident species will be moved to other areas, but I feel these are empty, meaningless words, although no doubt they tick environmental planning boxes.

Under threat of destruction for development

Under threat of destruction for development

Want to object and get involved? Here’s the link. You need to register (so unfortunately I cannot give you the direct link to the specific page needed) and state that the planning is not sound, giving your reasons. Choose the Revised Proposed Submission Development Management Plan 10 March to 22 April. The area you need is Section 3, Site Allocations. Scroll down to Focus Area 2, Greater Hollington to GH1 Robsack A, Churchwood Drive. Then you have the chance to comment.

Please find the time to protect this important natural area.

Deadline: Tuesday 22 April 2104!

Please also check out my article on the local planning process and the Hastings Development Management Plan within this week’s HOT.

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Posted 10:43 Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 In: Home Ground

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  1. Ms.Doubtfire

    Dont know why this article has popped up – but everyone should know by now that after over seven years of campaigning, this special little habitat has been saved – the Local Plan inspector has decreed that no development should take place on this wildlife site and the site is now to be incoproated into the adacent Local Nature Reserves of Robsack Wood and Churchwood ancient woodlands.

    Comment by Ms.Doubtfire — Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 @ 07:20

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