Draining of "The Scrape"

John H Hutchinson made this Freedom of Information request to Natural England

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Dear Natural England,
On behalf of the many hundreds of people on and off the Wirral Peninsula with concerns for the proposed Hoylake Golf Resort minded of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council's readiness to keep matters secret, aware of its readiness to delay matters, with concerns for Council's lack of openess and transparency, knowing that the promised statement is delayed and cognisant of the twenty days for response to this request that the FoI Act permits will give time for a full and proper survey and analysis, I am requesting, please, that the results of any survey and analysis carried out by Natural England of damage done and ways and means of mitigation of that damage done to the wildlife especially waders such as the Icelandic Black-tailed Godwit by the draining of the pond known locally as "The Scrape", be published.

Was Natural England made aware by Wirral MBC of the Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service recommendation the the area of land encompassing "The Scrape" known as the "Langfields" be made a Site of Biological Importance (SBI)?

Was Natural England made aware by Wirral MBC of the signifance of "The Scrape" to the "Langfields" SBI?

Was Natural England made aware by Wirral MBC of the delay in making "Langfields" a SBI?

Was Natural England made aware by Wirral MBC of the area that would be occupied by a Langfields SBI in relation to that of the proposed Hoylake Golf Resort?

A broadly similar request has been addressed to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council (Wirral MBC).
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

John H Hutchinson

FOI (NE), Natural England

Dear Mr Hutchinson

 

Access to information request – Acknowledgement – Request No RFI 3691

 

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below, which we received on 13 November 2016. We are dealing with your
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Dear FOI (NE),
thank you!

Yours sincerely,

John H Hutchinson

FOI (NE), Natural England

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Dear Mr Hutchinson

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information
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Kate Donovan

Adviser - Access to Information

Legal Services

 

 

Natural England

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Dear FOI (NE),

please may I have your delayed response to my request?

Yours sincerely,

John H Hutchinson

FOI (NE), Natural England

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Dear Mr Hutchinson

The response to your request for information was sent yesterday. I enclose a copy for your reference.

Kind regards

Enfys

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