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Object

Site Proposals document

Representation ID: 14245

Received: 17/03/2018

Respondent: Mrs Kay Southgate

Representation:

Biodiversity is currently very strong along the perimeter of the proposed site, with hedgerows and woodland contributing to a healthy ecosystem, evidenced by many sitings of barn owls and other raptors.

Full text:

For the last 3 years I have cycled regularly ( most days) a 10 mile route around what is effectively the perimeter of much of this proposed site. I have watched the seasons changing and seen the wonderful biodiversity that thrives there, particulately along the hedgerows and woodland. Turning into St Thomas Lane I often see a barn owl and hares, and similarly emerging from Wreningham along Wymondham Road maybe the same or maybe another barn owl can often be seen, as well as other raptors regularly circling. I take this as a sign of how healthy the environment and the ecosystem is in this area. It is amazing to have access to such wonderful countryside so close to Wymondham and the A11 corridor and this is what makes South Norfolk so special. Many small sites are being developed which will certainly give more people the houses they need in this lovely area. However this massive proposed development would erode the very nature of the place we are lucky to call our home.