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The Biodiversity of Rawcliffe Meadows, York

  [From the Introduction] Despite the supposed protection SSSI status brings, much of the grassland will soon be destroyed or permanently damaged when the Environment Agency (EA) enlarges the flood bank running through the site. FoRM were unable to support … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows – May Update

Thanks to Judi for keeping us supplied with photographs of the Meadows as she carries out her permitted exercise. Above is the Oak tree at the pinch point on the cycle track that may or may not survive the Barrier … Continue reading

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Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows – Policy Statement, October 2019

  Those Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows present at a meeting in November 2018 agreed that “we do not wish to be involved in any mitigation where we consider the proposals inadequate, inappropriate or under-funded.” As the approved planning application stands … 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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Environment Agency Request for a Scoping Opinion in Respect of Flood Defence Works at Clifton Ings Barrier Bank – July 2018

The Environment Agency submitted a request for a ‘scoping opinion’ in respect of flood defence works at Clifton Ings Barrier Bank from the City of York Council in July 2018. This is available through the City of York Council planning portal … Continue reading

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Flood Debris Clearance at Rawcliffe Meadows Saturday 16th January 2016

Given the heavy flooding, much debris has been deposited from one end of the site to the other. Amongst the large logs there is also plastic, glass and metal and the surge even managed to take out the gate that kept … Continue reading

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The Story of City of York Council’s Cycle Path Planning Application Across Rawcliffe Meadows SSSI

Following the announcement that Rawcliffe Meadows and Clifton Ings were to become England’s newest Site of Special Scientific Interest, we had hoped that City of York Council would be celebrating the protection of an important part of York’s heritage – … Continue reading

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Why there are cattle grazing on Rawcliffe Meadows

Every year we hear of a complaint or two to City of York Council about cattle grazing on the meadows adjacent to Clifton Ings behind the former Clifton Hospital. The area is neither owned nor managed by the Council and … Continue reading

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Volunteers required to help plant on Poppleton Ings Tuesday 18 June 11:00 – 14:00

City of York are looking for a number of volunteers to help plant tansy and other herbs on Poppleton Ings on Tuesday 18 June between 11:00 and 14:00. It is believed Look North will be filming this as a part of … Continue reading

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