THIS WEDNESDAY, the great and the good will make a decision on the Mill Street Wall. Volesoft will be there to report on the adjudications of the august councillors on the plan. See here.
Over here – as a matter of record – are the observations of “interested parties” including quite a few from the residents, er that’s us.
Matters of wildlife will not be discussed at this planning meeting. Down the bottom of our gardens are havens of wildlife protecting us from developers and planners and the like.
Oxford Council just recently made a decision that the small area shouldn’t be developed. But Bellerbys – a college – has to put its studes somewhere. We’d suggest a brownfield site. But what can we proles do? We can do what we can. There’s a petition about the wild life here. In planning applications, wild life is not included apparently as a reason for accepting or rejecting stuff.
Strange, because under the UK BAP (UK Biodiversity Action Plan) local authorities are supposed to be mindful of and use in their considerations. A neighbour sends me this list…He says many of these have been found in this narrow strip of wildlife. Wonder how this will all work out… Many have been seen in the narrow strip – soon to turn into a narrow strop – between Mill Street and the railway line. All in all… ♠
Natural Environment and Rural Communities (NERC) Act 2006
S41 list. These are the species found in England which have been identified as requiring action under the UK BAP.
|Bufo bufo||Common Toad||Vertebrates||Amphibian|
|Triturus cristatus||Great Crested Newt||Vertebrates||Amphibian|
|Bombus ruderatus||Large Garden Bumblebee||Invertebrates||Bee|
|Bombus subterraneus||Short Haired Bumblebee||Invertebrates||Bee|
|Lasioglossum angusticeps||A Solitary Bee||Invertebrates||Bee|
|Osmia xanthomelana||Large Mason Bee||Invertebrates||Bee|
|Cuculus canorus||Common Cuckoo||Vertebrates||Bird|
|Motacilla flava subsp. flavissima||Yellow Wagtail||Vertebrates||Bird|
|Passer domesticus||House Sparrow||Vertebrates||Bird|
|Prunella modularis subsp. occidentalis||Dunnock (Hedge Accentor)||Vertebrates||Bird|
|Pyrrhula pyrrhula subsp. pileata||Bullfinch||Vertebrates||Bird|
|Streptopelia turtur||Turtle Dove||Vertebrates||Bird|
|Sturnus vulgaris subsp. vulgaris||Starling||Vertebrates||Bird|
|Turdus philomelos subsp. clarkei||Song Thrush||Vertebrates||Bird|
|Cupido minimus||Small Blue||Invertebrates||Butterfly|
|Micromys minutus||Harvest Mouse||Vertebrates||Mammal|
|Plecotus auritus||Brown Long-eared bat||Vertebrates||Mammal|
|Natrix natrix||Grass Snake||Vertebrates||Reptile|