By Derby Telegraph | Posted: June 16, 2014
By CHRIS MALLETT
WILDLIFE experts say an array of birds which visited a Derby nature reserve this spring – including the first sighting of a common redstart – show why a failed plan to build on part of it shouldn't have gone ahead.
Derby City Council had planned to create a cycle track and mountain bike skills area on part of the Sanctuary nature reserve on Pride Park.
But Derbyshire Wildlife Trust successfully applied for an injunction to stop it and was on track in an application to get a judicial review of the planning decision.
Then, any hearing became unnecessary, after the council pulled the plug on the scheme in March.
The authority said this was because, while the injunction halted progress, work required before the bird nesting season could no longer take place.