A report by the Wildlife Trusts nationally warns that Local Wildlife Sites not protected by statute are being ruined by development.
A 10th damaged or lost in the last five years. Identified as crucial in their own right or as acting as corridors and links between other habitats, they are important for protecting our environment.
As they are not protected by statute, national planning rules require local authorities to identify sites locally and provide for their protection.
With further budget cuts being imposed by Bexley councillors and development rather than protection of our environment being the driving force in many local planning applications, we must worry what is happening to sites in Bexley.
Wildlife Trust reports in full available at: http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/localwildlifesites