One of England's best Nightingale sites is under threat
The Government has heeded pleas from more than 12,400 people concerned about the future of England’s finest Nightingale site - Lodge Hill in Kent.
It has called in for a public inquiry on an application to build 5,000 homes on Lodge Hill, a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Kent.
Martin Harper, Conservation Director of the RSPB, which led a campaign in support of the site, says: “There has been public outrage and condemnation that a site of national importance for wildlife has been considered for development without public scrutiny.
“We are delighted that the Government has listened to these concerns, and has reached the only logical conclusion.”
Call in means that this case will be examined at the highest level where the full merits and values of the site and associated issues can be aired.