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Mar 112021
 
Swanscombe Marshes - What can you do?

Hot on the heels of the previous post where Natural England have recognised that the area should be designated as a SSSI, it is important to remember that this in no way means that the London Resort Development will not go through. The final decision on the development will be made by the Secretary of […]

Mar 112021
 

Good news for Swanscombe Marshes, Natural England have declared that it should be a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).  Pressure from RSPB, Buglife and Kent Wildlife Trust have opposed the London Resort project and this is a great step forward.     Currently the area has been “notified” which gives it the same weight of […]

Feb 112021
 

For anyone who does not have access to the Daily Telegraph either paper or online, here’s some interesting quotes from an article published earlier this week.    Please continue to follow progress of the on-going campaign on social media – links in our previous post.  If you want to see more of our posts, keep […]

Jan 302021
 
Swanscombe Marshes

Following several earlier posts regarding the plan for a Theme Park to be built on the Swanscombe Peninsula, there are several things that we can all do to help fight the plan.  It is not only the impact that this development will have on wildlife in the area, the loss of a rare piece of […]

Dec 162020
 
Swanscombe Marshes

Donna Zimmer, with Barry Wright, has created this brilliant film showing just why Swanscombe Marshes is such a special place and needs to be protected. If you haven’t been there yet, then this will entice you down there.   Personally, having visited quite often this year,  its made me realise what I have missed!  Please enjoy […]

Dec 102020
 

An online meeting was recently held by Kent County Council with guest speakers.   It will be available on Youtube until friday 29th January 2021, on this link https://youtu.be/4PCkb8DLgQc . If you want to pick out individual speakers rather than hear the whole meeting, the running times within the recording are: · 00:00:00 Opening speech from the […]

 Posted by on 10 December 2020 at 12:18 pm
Nov 122020
 

I’ve been sent this link to Planetpod by the RSPB.   An excellent Podcast about the richness and value of Swanscombe Marshes and its mosaics of habitat.   It’s well worth a listen. https://theplanetpod.com/save-swanscombe-marshes/ As always, I’d encourage everyone to sign the Petition, which (as I write) stands at 15,078.   It would be great […]

Nov 122020
 

We have received the following summary from the RSPB, detailing their response to the public consultation on the plans for development at Swanscombe. “The Swanscombe Peninsula is an outstanding mosaic of mostly undesignated grasslands, wetlands, scrub, inter-tidal habitats and brownfield features supporting a nationally important assemblage of invertebrates and a rich birdlife. The range and breadth […]

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