Network Rail Proposals consultation extended to 17th December – proposals go through Ancient Woodland and Network Rail don’t even know!!

The Consultation phase has now been extended until the 17th December 2013 with more meetings added. See poster for more information.

The Friends of Longshaw (National Trust) have alerted me to the proposals by Network Rail to build a passing loop at Grindleford. The planned route will impact on an approx. 1 km stretch of ancient woodland which contains amongst others veteran trees, Hairy Wood Ants, Slow Worms and nesting sites of  Pied Flycatchers. The proposals are open for consultation until 6th December and can be seen at http://www.networkrail.co.uk/improvements/northern-hub/doregrindleford/ . Further information from the Friends of Longshaw about the threats can be found on our Wildlife Action Page. Please look at the network rail proposals and leave your comments to help safeguard another ancient woodland under threat.

The work being proposed by Network Rail will also affect the ancient woodland at Totley station. This is also included in the proposals so comments are needed on these proposals also. It appears that the ‘consultation’ has not been well publicised to local groups as I have only just had a message from another group who have just found out about it!

The situation with Poynton Wood is pretty desperate so please make your views known – this is ‘your’ ancient woodland and it is irreplaceable. Write, email, telephone – radio, newspapers, Network Rail, local councillors, MPs 

 

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