Tag Archives: Bexley Natural Environment Forum

Some plants around Perry Street Farm surprisingly include Sea Campion

Perry Street Farm, largely used for horse grazing, is now a Borough Grade 2 Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC). It is private, but viewable from the north and west sides from public roadways and from the east side … Continue reading

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Cory/Borax fields found to be of regional, possibly national, importance for invertebrates (post outline planning permission …..). Campaigner pressure appears to be paying dividends.

Further wildlife survey work, required by Bexley Council as part of its granting of outline planning permission for the building by Cory of large data centres on open fields next to Crossness Nature Reserve, has revealed them to be of … Continue reading

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Erith Quarry – work begins without Bexley Council’s promised consultation on biodiversity ‘management plan’

Bexley Council has failed to fulfil its written undertaking to consult Bexley Natural Environment Forum and London Wildlife Trust, prior to construction works beginning, about the biodiversity management plan for what little will be left of the important Erith Quarry … Continue reading

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Online Borax Fields petition launched as Friends of Crossness NR and BNEF slam Cory claim that the rarer something is in Bexley, the less important it is to protect it.

Following a second, but still grossly inadequate ‘ecology report’ from Cory ‘Environmental’s Riverside Resource Recovery arm – that once again misses out red-listed breeding birds, and offers no credible onsite ‘mitigation’ or creation of off-site ‘compensatory’ habitat for the losses … 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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Campaigners hand in objections to Cory ‘Environmental’ and Roxhill’s damaging plans for red-listed birds on Bexley’s marshes

The campaigns in favour of protecting vital breeding habitat for Skylarks and Ringed Plovers in Bexley, red-listed birds in serious decline nationally, and the only breeding site for Little-ringed Plover in the Borough continued today (29th April). Campaigners from Friends … Continue reading

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End in sight for SINC review saga ? Environment Forum raises further concerns.

The London Wildlife Sites Board, which reviews the process used by Councils to designate Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation, has confirmed that it has now received the relevant documentation from Bexley Council, and will consider this at its meeting … Continue reading

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Crayford Marshes – London Wildlife Trust objection to road/rail depot threat

London Wildlife Trust has submitted a highly critical objection to the re-heated proposal from an outfit called Roxhill to build a large rail/road interchange depot on a substantial part of the southern end of Crayford Marshes, adjacent to Slade Green … Continue reading

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