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Clifton Ings Barrier Bank, SSSI Mitigation Strategy Version 2 (May 2019) – Objection from Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows

Introduction The above document has been submitted by the developer (the Environment Agency) as an addendum to their Environmental Statement (ES) for the Barrier Bank planning application. It contradicts some of the assertions made in the ES but it is … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 6th June 2019

Another lovely evening to be working on the Meadows! This time around the main pond at the south of the site. Some years ago we noticed a tendency for various plants to encroach onto the Tansy clumps and if Cleavers … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party Report 14th April 2019

On a dry but unseasonably cold and windy Sunday we gathered at the New Meadow to make an early start on reducing competition with the tansy plants that are in the enclosure around it. Judi, Masha, Pete, Mark and Julie, … Continue reading

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It’s Tansy Beetle Time at Rawcliffe Meadows

Found the first two Tansy Beetles of 2019 on the northern mound at the Pond on Rawcliffe Meadows midday 20th March 2019. Read Tansy Beetle Time to find out more about the Tansy Beetle and its lifestyle.

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Objection to 19/00007/FULM (Clifton Ings Barrier Bank Project) 

19/00007/FULM Construction of new and improved flood defence works, compensatory habitat creation and other associated works (Clifton Ings Barrier Bank Project)  Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows OBJECT to the above application on the grounds that: (a) It contravenes Government planning policy. … Continue reading

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Submitting an Objection to the Clifton Ings Barrier Bank Development

With 118 documents to assimilate in 30 days or less it’s unfair to expect any but the hardened campaigner to respond to a major planning application. To make matters worse planners and politicians do not appreciate standard pro-forma replies. However … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows Object to Environment Agency Planning Application 19/00009/FUL for Construction of an Access Road

19/00009/FUL Clifton Ings Flood Alleviation Barrier to the south of Shipton Road: Construction of a temporary access junction and track off the A19 in association with flood alleviation works Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows OBJECT to the above application on the … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows Annual Report 2018

The FoRM Annual Report for 2018 can now be downloaded. Previous year’s reports are available here. PLEASE NOTE: RECORDS INCLUDED HERE OR IN OTHER ANNUAL REPORTS MUST NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE RECORDERS.

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Report on Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 13th January 2019

As the first session of 2019 sheltered from the wind in the Reservoir Basin doing our annual management of Blackthorn and Bramble suckers breaking out into the grass area to the north of the area. This area for many years … Continue reading

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Update #1 on Environment Agency Clifton Ings Flood Alleviation Scheme 30th Nov 2018

The Environment Agency are progressing with a planning submission which they hope to submit in December 2018 with a hope of starting on site in June/July 2019. Phasing of construction: 2019 Site access and access road to be created from … Continue reading

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