Gorrick Wood car park plan withdrawn
The developer has withdawn an application to extend a small car park on Nine mile Ride and provide greater access into Gorrick Wood (Bramshill Forest). The ROC had objected to the proposal because it would have resulted in substantially greater public use of an area that is important for a number of red and amber list species: Woodlark, Nightjar, Woodcock, Redstart. We do not know whether a revised proposal is planned.
This is part of a large area of woodland and heath in the Berkshire/Surrey/Hampshire border area that faces repeated development threats. Whilst recognising the need for new housing and for access to the countryside, the ROC is concerned that developments do not endanger already threatened bird species.
Renton Righelato –