View of open fields - Eastern Urban Development Extension
Open Quote

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

Open Quote

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

Latest News

Find out what's going on down West Manley Lane

13th April: Swallows return to the lane.

By WMLCG - posted Apr 13th 2012 at 5:15PM

Summer is around the corner: two Swallows seen in the lane today, heading for their previous nest site adding to the week's records for Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Orange Tip butterfly.



Peacock is the Lane's first butterfly for 2012

By WMLCG - posted Mar 30th 2012 at 5:30PM

First seen on the 26th February 2012



(Photo by Cornwall Conservation Group)


Small tortoiseshell butterfly.

By WMLCG - posted Mar 13th 2012 at 9:45AM

Small tortoiseshell butterfly.

Seen on 11 March 12 in WMLane.

Small tortoiseshell butterfly.

Picture from RSPB website.



Planning for People

By WMLCG - posted Mar 9th 2012 at 5:15PM

The National Trust in it's Spring Magazine 2012 states:

"For us planning serves a much broader purpose as the arbiter between different interests - nature, heritage, community well-being, transport and much else besides.  These different...


Octavia Hill

By WMLCG - posted Feb 9th 2012 at 5:00PM

Octavia Hill founder of The National Trust believed that all urban workers should have access to open spaces. In 1883 she wrote that she believed in "the life-enhancing virtues of pure earth, clean air and blue sky".

She recognised that...


Blundells School Tiverton 'The Russell'

By WMLCG - posted Feb 9th 2012 at 3:45PM

Welcome to the 132nd Russell Saturday 3rd March 2012




This event, named after the famous Blundellian and West Country...


Lapwings in West Manley Lane

By WMLCG - posted Feb 8th 2012 at 5:00PM

Ten Lapwings were sighted in Underway Field on 2nd February. This is the first sighting in this area for more than ten years.


Also known as the peewit in imitation of its display calls, its proper name...


The Green Infastructure Report

By Admin - posted Feb 7th 2012 at 1:45PM

The Council is required to produce a Green Infrastructure Strategy to support existing and future policies in the local Development Plan. This consultation draft considers the multiple functions of green space and the opportunities to invest in a...


Tidcombe Fen SSSI

By Admin - posted Oct 4th 2011 at 4:45PM

First notified in 1988, containing a type of wetland rare in Devon. Its lies in the valley of Ailsa Brook particularly iimportant for tussock sedge and over 100 hundred other plant specimens. More recently, bird mammal and insect records have...



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