‘Don’t Hem in Havannah’ demonstration Sept 26th
CPRE Northumberland members joined forces with other conservation groups recently to demonstrate against current plans to hem in a key nature reserve with housing.
Newcastle Great Park Consortium want to build 1,200 houses and two schools within metres of the Havannah & Three Hills Nature Reserve, a local wildlife site and a last haven for red squirrels in Newcastle. The green belt land around the reserve currently acts as a buffer zone between red and grey squirrels. Several protected species, including birds, bats, badgers and great crested newt depend on the reserve and surrounding fields, which are used by several red-list bird species, including skylark, linnet, curlew, lapwing, yellow hammer and grey partridge.
More details, including how you can object, can be found at: http://www.savenewcastlewildlife.co.uk/?page_id=176