Tag Archives: SSSI

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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Rawcliffe Meadows -Twenty Five Years Young This Year

As we plan events for the year ahead the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows will be looking to find a way to celebrate their silver anniversary. It’s difficult to pick an actual date as the verbal agreement to manage the area … 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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The Press 27th Sept 2013 – Rawcliffe Meadows could soon be Site of Special Scientific Interest

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10703010.York_beauty_spot_could_soon_be_Site_of_Special_Scientific_Interest/

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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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