Tag Archives: Natural England

Why there are cattle grazing on Rawcliffe Meadows

Every year we hear of a complaint or two to City of York Council about cattle grazing on the meadows adjacent to Clifton Ings behind the former Clifton Hospital. The area is neither owned nor managed by the Council and … Continue reading

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The Ings Dyke Hedge – an Obituary

On the 5th March 2015 we were informed by the Environment Agency that “The plan is to go along the length in question with the excavator-mounted tree shears cutting out the overhanging branches and burning the brash behind us as … Continue reading

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The Tansy Beetle returns (to Cambridgeshire)

After a suspected 40 year absence Tansy Beetles have recently been rediscovered at Woodwalton Fen NNR in East Anglia. Natural England reported the reappearance in a press release on the 6th August 2014. Whilst the population is believed to be … Continue reading

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Rawcliffe Meadows and Clifton Ings confirmed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest

As originally reported in September 2013 Rawcliffe Meadows and Clifton Ings in York have had their notification as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) confirmed by Natural England on the 27 May 2014. Here is the latest version of the ‘description … Continue reading

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The Story of City of York Council’s Cycle Path Planning Application Across Rawcliffe Meadows SSSI

Following the announcement that Rawcliffe Meadows and Clifton Ings were to become England’s newest Site of Special Scientific Interest, we had hoped that City of York Council would be celebrating the protection of an important part of York’s heritage – … Continue reading

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Natural England’s SSSI Notification for Rawcliffe Meadows & Clifton Ings

For those who want to read all 23 pages of the notification, it’s available on Natural England’s website here as a PDF (236 Kb).

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Rawcliffe Meadows Notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Today, 25th September 2013, we received the official notification of Rawcliffe Meadows and Clifton Ings are considered of special interest under Section 28 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981. There is an opportunity for objections until 27 January 2014, but we … Continue reading

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