You will surely have heard that Persimmon Homes have submitted a NEW application to build 217 homes on the land opposite Gosforth Park Nature Reserve. In doing so, threatening to damage Newcastle’s most diverse Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). We remain staunchly proposed to any residential development here and have reiterated our objection to the plan on the following grounds:
We hope that you, our members and supporters, will join us in providing a voice for local wildlife. You can object here. Doing so only takes a few minutes.
The value of Gosforth Park Nature Reserve for wildlife is widely known. The site is home to badgers, red squirrels, otters and a thriving population of roe deer, as well as countless scarce birds, insects and wildflowers – including the nationally rare Coralroot Orchid. This, coupled with the valued placed on Newcastle’s wildlife corridors and GPNR as a tranquil green space, perfect for respite, mean that people care deeply for the site.
The below video, kindly created by our friends at Wild Intrigue highlights GPNR through the eyes of just a few of the people involved in its protection. Take a look for more information on the reserve and likely impacts of the latest attempt by Persimmon to hem in the site with development.