Category Archives: brownfield

Clouded Yellow, and once-extinct-in-UK moth, found on doomed Crayford Town centre site

A Clouded Yellow butterfly (Colias croceus), primarily an immigrant species,  originating from northern Africa and southern Europe, was seen on the former Electrobase site in Crayford this afternoon (11th September). More usually a very occasional sight in our ‘coastal’ areas of … Continue reading

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Another important Bexley Wildlife site to be built on.

Disapointed but not surprised by Bexley’s Conservatives giving planning permission on yet another important wildlife site. Below Ralph Todd’s verbal presentation. Visual presentation they convinced me… 3. The letter sent to those of us who wrote to oppose the application. Jonathan Rooks … Continue reading

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Battle of Borax fields – Save our Plovers (and Skylarks)

The red-listed Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula), a species of the highest national conservation concern,  is again breeding on the Borax fields next to Crossness Nature Reserve. Skylark, also red-listed, is thought to be doing likewise, and Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius … Continue reading

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Save our Skylarks ! String of marshland sites under renewed threat.

SAVE OUR SKYLARKS – DON’T LET THE COUNCIL BOOT THEM OUT OF BEXLEY! The future of the Skylark as a breeding bird in Bexley, and the survival of the Corn Bunting both here and in London as a whole – … Continue reading

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Abbey Wood ‘eyesore’ provides a home and food for declining House Sparrows and a recovering Moth species

Tiny brownfield site is oasis for nature  The site of the long-demolished ‘Harrow’ pub at the junction of Knee Hill and Abbey Road, labelled in the local media as a dangerous and untidy eyesore by some, was on the sunny … Continue reading

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Swanscombe marshes threatened by ‘theme park’ bulldozers

Peter Beckenham of Braeburn Park/LWT fame has asked us to put up something about the Swanscombe marshes/peninsula, which we have in fact been meaning to do for some time. What does this have to do with Bexley? Well, the Swanscombe … Continue reading

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New Housing Zone on Thamesmead ‘brownfield site’

More homes in Bexley. There’s ‘brownfield’ and ‘brownfield’. Some brownfield sites are important wildlife areas. What’s on the site at the moment? Do you think Public Open Space will be incorporated into the development at the same time as Bexley … Continue reading

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Braeburn Park bird walks provide valuable introduction to the site

The London Wildlife Trust’s new Braeburn Park reserve in Crayford is better known by neighbours and other Bexley residents, including existing wildlife enthusiasts, thanks to two walks led by LWT staffer Peter Beckenham. Sixteen people has come along on January … Continue reading

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LWT begins management at superb Braeburn Park site

London Wildlife Trust has now begun work at the fabulous Braeburn Park (aka Old Orchard/Gun Club) site on the other side of the railway line from Hall Place and Crayford Rough, and just up the road from Crayford railway station. … Continue reading

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