The proposed access road, if it is built, will be adjacent to the Fulford
This is an area where water birds, water meadow flora and protected mammals
such as water voles, are protected.
It is unrealistic to ignore the impact that the construction of a new
junction with a significant new road will have on this protected zone.
In particular, there is so much evidence that the Beck is a major conduit
for mammalian wildlife (including bats), so the planned pumping station which is
designed to try and prevent the housing from being flooded, will isolate the
hinterland. It is absurd and dishonest for the proposes of this scheme to ignore
this impact and the effect it will have on the hinterland, such as Heslington
Common, which are a part of the Germany Beck/Fulford Ings
was an early map I produced when the access road was published to show how it
did not coincide with the places that had been investigated by the