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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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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 access to beauty and nature were fundamental needs and also wrote "The need of quiet, the need of air, the need of exercise, the sight of sky and of all things growing seem human needs...common to all."

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