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Scorton Lakes Nature Reserve Is Under Threat

The natural beauty and tranquillity of Scorton Lakes Nature Reserve is being threatened by the Tancred proposal, to turn this oasis into a holiday park. Tancred's own agents admit that "the proposed development will result in a reduction of on-site habitats including areas of grassland, woodland, and hedgerows. This  development is likely to result in the loss of nesting habitat for certain bird species, foraging and commuting opportunities for many species of bat". Fifty four percent of the birds are on the red and amber list as endangered or threatened inhabit the reserve.


Tancred's plan is to build 171 two and three storey holiday homes and 155 retirement apartments, a farm shop, spa, gym, games room, bar/café, equipment hire store, worker accommodation, play area, trim track, and tennis courts. It would turn the hedgerows into roads and the lakes, used by nesting birds, into a water sports venue. 
This wanton destruction is driven with no thought to the needs of the surrounding villages or the wildlife that currently inhabit the site.


Please help and join us in stopping this and save a much loved and used sanctuary.

Full details can be found on the Richmondshire District Council site under planning application 22/00752/EIASCR .

or click on the website address below.

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Examples of the proposed holiday homes shown by Saddington Taylor Ltd presentation
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