Category Archives: Light pollution

SAVE OUR SKYLARKS! CORY ‘ENVIRONMENTAL’ SUBMITS PLAN TO DESTROY HABITAT OF BIRDS IN SERIOUS DECLINE. FOUR-STOREY BUILDINGS PROPOSED NEXT TO CROSSNESS NATURE RESERVE. PLEASE OBJECT BY FEB 29th!

‘Bexley Wildlife’ has previously drawn attention to three schemes that will destroy even more of what little is left of the inner Thames marshland on the south side of the river . This post provides more detail on the recently … Continue reading

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Still in the dark over wildlife and Council’s street lighting plans

Back on October 28th we drew attention to the fact that Bexley Natural Environment Forum had expressed its support for the Council’s direction of travel on reduced night-time lighting, and had offered advice on how the greatest benefits for wildlife … Continue reading

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Bursted School expansion raises environment concerns as sports pitched slated to be replaced by fake grass

Bexley Natural Environment Forum has submitted its concerns over the wildlife impact of the proposed expansion of Bursted school in a consultation that closed today (December 14th). The Forum is concerned about the loss of resources to red-listed bird species … Continue reading

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Bexley Natural Environment Forum statement of support for reduced and more efficient night lighting

Bexley Natural Environment Forum supports Bexley Council’s proposed reduction in night-lighting and the installation of more energy efficient lighting systems both for environmental (light pollution, carbon emissions reductions) reasons and because this is the sort of financial saving that we … Continue reading

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More research shows lighting negatively impacts Bats – BNEF says Bexley’s proposed budget-driven lighting cuts present an opportunity to tackle the problem

New research has shown that the Common Pipistrelle Bat, often found in urban areas, has its foraging and thus feeding activity disrupted and constrained by artificial lighting, especially where there are larger gaps in tree cover: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3111115/Bats-disappearing-cities-Artificial-lights-creating-ecological-dead-zones.html Bexley Natural Environment … Continue reading

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New budget consult: opportunity to support open space ‘maintenance’ reductions over sell-offs, plus more recycling and new energy-saving/light pollution measures

Bexley Council is consulting on further budget-savings proposals which could save open spaces, increase recycling and cut carbon emissions and light pollution, thereby benefiting wildlife and people. The deadline for responses is February 20th. It’s important that as many of … Continue reading

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ERITH QUARRY – BEXLEY’S ‘LAST GREAT WILDERNESS’ – UNDER THREAT FROM PLANNING APPLICATION. PLEASE OBJECT! NEW DEADLINE WEDS 17th DECEMBER.

Chris Rose, Vice-chair Bexley Natural Environment Forum Erith Quarry, a Grade 1 Site of Importance for Nature Conservation, is now the subject of a planning application for 600 dwellings, which would see three quarters of its semi-natural habitat destroyed. London … Continue reading

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Please respond to UPCOMING CONSULTATIONS WITH MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS!

There are a number of consultation deadlines looming on Bexley Council  (‘Growth’ strategy, Budget, Flood Review) and key GLA (London Infrastructure plan to 2050) and Transport for London (east London river crossings – yet again) proposals, all of which have … Continue reading

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Bursted Woods school under fire over proposed ‘prison camp’ fence by popular open space, and threats to Sparrow habitat

Local residents are strongly objecting  to plans by Bursted Woods school to erect a long 2.1 metre (7′) tall metal fence along the access road at the western end of this well-used open space and Site of Importance for Nature … Continue reading

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