Wildlife habitat on Steart Peninsula near Bridgwater wins approval

How the habitat might look

How the habitat might look

First published in News

A SPECTACULAR £20million wildlife habitat will be built on the Steart Peninsula near Bridgwater after planners gave the scheme the thumbs-up.

The development will involve deliberate flooding of large swathes of land to create a new 488-acre visitor attraction on the peninsula, north east of Stockland Bristol, near Bridgwater.

Sedgemoor District Council economy chief Cllr Anne Fraser said: “This is really exciting news. The scheme will be a great asset to the area, not only for birds but for people to get out and about and admire the natural beauty of this landscape.

“Through careful design and planning, there will be considerable flood defences built in to the scheme in a natural and complementary way.”

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10:29am Fri 9 Mar 12

grisleyreg says...

Unbelievable, All the things needed in Bridgwater and district and the Birds get £20 million plus Sedgemoor intend to waste even more money on the Meads project,
Think council leaders are so far out of touch with reality they should resign,
Unbelievable, All the things needed in Bridgwater and district and the Birds get £20 million plus Sedgemoor intend to waste even more money on the Meads project, Think council leaders are so far out of touch with reality they should resign, grisleyreg
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10:55am Fri 9 Mar 12

ronaldh says...

I don't think that there will be many people visiting this area as the roads will be gridlocked with EDF vehicles. Also, the constuction of the new power station will surely be a great disturbance to the wild life.
Perhaps in ten or fifteen years time.
20 Million would be better spent in supporting the local residents
I don't think that there will be many people visiting this area as the roads will be gridlocked with EDF vehicles. Also, the constuction of the new power station will surely be a great disturbance to the wild life. Perhaps in ten or fifteen years time. 20 Million would be better spent in supporting the local residents ronaldh
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12:32pm Fri 9 Mar 12

jojo1960uk says...

Half of this is because the Bristol Port Authority are building a new container terminal and they are pinching and flooding Catsford Common to replace the wetlands they ruin up there. The second half is the Environment Agency who are going to flood all the flat farmland on the Parrett estuary to create a wonderful habitat for wildlife. It is already a wonderful habitat for wildlife! The other reason is to improve sea defenses ~ rubbish! Give the River Parrett a couple of decades after these projects are completed and the river will turn Steart Peninsular into an island. Talking of millions of pounds being wasted on plumped up projects it just goes side by side with the "millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money is still being paid to groups linked to Islamist extremism, more than a year after David Cameron vowed to outlaw the practice." Amongst other wastage. (Daily Telegraph) 09/03/2012
Half of this is because the Bristol Port Authority are building a new container terminal and they are pinching and flooding Catsford Common to replace the wetlands they ruin up there. The second half is the Environment Agency who are going to flood all the flat farmland on the Parrett estuary to create a wonderful habitat for wildlife. It is already a wonderful habitat for wildlife! The other reason is to improve sea defenses ~ rubbish! Give the River Parrett a couple of decades after these projects are completed and the river will turn Steart Peninsular into an island. Talking of millions of pounds being wasted on plumped up projects it just goes side by side with the "millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money is still being paid to groups linked to Islamist extremism, more than a year after David Cameron vowed to outlaw the practice." Amongst other wastage. (Daily Telegraph) 09/03/2012 jojo1960uk
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10:55pm Fri 9 Mar 12

sheldoncooper says...

I suppose there'll be an influx of birds from Eastern Europe ?
I suppose there'll be an influx of birds from Eastern Europe ? sheldoncooper
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