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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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April 2021 Spring Update

By WMLCG - posted Apr 5th 2021 at 2:00PM

 April 2021 update

”And the Spring comes slowly up this way”  bringing with it sunshine, cold Easterly winds,  fewer  trees, detailed plans of 166 houses in Area A with a roundabout or two, yet another developer with  yet...

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Leucistic blackbird, Railway Walk, Andrew Stutheridge 26 Feb 2021

By WMLCG - posted Feb 26th 2021 at 4:45PM

 

Photo of white blackbird taken along Railway Walk by Andy Stuthridge (...

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Update for 2021

By WMLCG - posted Feb 12th 2021 at 10:45AM

Whilst the wilful arboricide along WML continues seemingly unchecked and unreported by those responsible at MDDC and the flooding at the other end is a reminder of the bad old days, there is good news on the nature front:

  • The first...

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WMLCG response to Area B Masterplan April 2020

By WMLCG - posted Apr 28th 2020 at 11:30AM

WMLCG has responded to MDDC's EUE Area B Master Plan Consultation.

Please see Reports and Documents Section

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TIverton EUE plans for AREA B published

By WMLCG - posted Apr 16th 2020 at 11:15AM

 

TIverton EUE plans for AREA B have been published  

 Please download a copy from the Reports and Documents section.

The date for public to comment has been extended due to the present situation, details and dates as issued...

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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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