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The hedgerows of West Manley Lane are afforded protection under the Hedgerow Regulations 1997... this importance relates to the botanical diversity of woody species and the association of protected and / or rare species of animals

Devon Wildlife Consultants Report 2009

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Tiverton Grand Canal and its environs with its walking and cycling leisure opportunities is of great importance giving pleasure to locals and tourists as well as providing biodiversity and economic benefits for the local community

Devon Wildlife Consultants Report 2009

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Area B Update

By WMLCG - posted Oct 11th 2019 at 8:00PM

After an interval of nearly two years, a resumption of interest concerning Area B’s future structure has led to several meetings between MDDC, residents, land owners and stakeholders and the firms chosen to bring forward the masterplan for the...

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UK Wildlife declines continue unabated: Report from Bird Guides 3 Oct 2019.

By WMLCG - posted Oct 9th 2019 at 5:30PM

UK wildlife declines continue unabated

Today's release of the new State of Nature 2019 report today...

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West Manley Lane Summer Update: August 2019

By WMLCG - posted Aug 13th 2019 at 9:30AM

West Manley Lane Summer Update: August 2019

Mixed weather has brought mixed results.

Having arrived later than previous years, numbers for both House Martins and Swallows were considerably reduced whereas there was a...

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27 June 2018

By WMLCG - posted May 1st 2019 at 5:45PM

Threat of housing south of West Manley Lane is  lifted after 9 years of campaigning by WMLCG. At its meeting on 27 June 2018  MDDC voted to accept the motion 'that the Tiverton Eastern Urban Extension Masterplan...

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1st May 2019

By WMLCG - posted May 1st 2019 at 5:00PM

A wet, cool May Day brings to an end a rather mixed four months of fauna records for the Lane.

Frog spawn appeared by mid February, but toads were (and are still) absent. Tadpoles and Common Newt were active by mid-March. The first...

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WMLCG Update August 2018

By WMLCG - posted Sep 2nd 2018 at 4:00PM

WMLCG Update August 2018

In July, PFA Consulting Ltd, agents for Chettiscombe Trust, entered an application to MDDC for the construction of drainage works in a field on the western edge of West Manley Lane associated with...

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Wildlife update summer 2018

By WMLCG - posted Sep 2nd 2018 at 4:00PM

Wildlife update summer 2018

A recent survey of bat activity in a section of WML recorded 8 species. Together with the previous surveys undertaken by PCL Planning Ltd (2014), Engain (2013), and Baker...

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West Manley Lane Conservation Group are pleased to have played a major role in bringing about this amendment to the original masterplan

By WMLCG - posted Jun 29th 2018 at 5:15PM

West Manley Lane Conservation Group is pleased to have played a major role in bringing about this amendment to the original masterplan

 

With acknowledgement to the Tiverton Gazette 19th June 2018....

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UK Parks and green spaces boost quality of life by £34bn

By WMLCG - posted May 7th 2018 at 11:30AM

UK parks boost quality of life by £34bn

 

Parks and green spaces generate health benefits that would cost more than £34bn if they did not exist, research by...

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Grass snakes

By WMLCG - posted Apr 14th 2018 at 5:00PM

The first grass snakes of the year have been spotted today, one adult and one youngster, they were swimming in a pond. Thanks to the first warm sunshine of the year.

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