Avon Wildlife Trust http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk en Hedgerows – havens, larders and homes http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/blog/wildblog/2018/01/18/hedgerows-%E2%80%93-havens-larders-and-homes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-label">Main image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/landing_carousel/main-photos/hedgerow_c_david_noton.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-landing_carousel imagecache-default imagecache-landing_carousel_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>By Joe McSorley, Living Landscapes Manager</strong></p> <p> When fields and trees are bare, we have a clear view of hedgerows as they border land and stretch across hillsides. Most of our local field systems are defined by hedgerows and these linear routes across the landscape can act as wildlife corridors in remarkable ways.</p> <p> <strong>Value for wildlife</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/blog/wildblog/2018/01/18/hedgerows-%E2%80%93-havens-larders-and-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/blog/wildblog/2018/01/18/hedgerows-%E2%80%93-havens-larders-and-homes#comments Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:11:52 +0000 WildBlog 4696 at http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk Director of Conservation & Delivery Programmes http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs/director-conservation-delivery-programmes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-summary"> <div class="field-label">Quick summary:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> To lead the Trust’s work to conserve and restore wildlife in the West of England. </div> </div> </div> <p> Avon Wildlife Trust is looking for a new Director of Conservation and Delivery Programmes to lead our work to protect and restore wildlife in the West of England.</p> <p> <br /> This is a key role for the Trust with significant scope to shape our approach to conservation, land management and community engagement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slary"> <div class="field-label">Salary:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> c £40K depending on experience </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-closing-date"> <div class="field-label">Closing date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 12/02/2018 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact-details"> <div class="field-label">Contact details:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;p&gt; If you are interested in this position, please see the attached job description and application form for further details.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; Closing date for completed applications: Monday 12 February 2018 (9am)&lt;br /&gt; Successful candidates will be invited for a first interview on 23 February 2018. Applicants may be asked to attend a second interview on Friday 2 March 2018.&lt;br /&gt; &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-job-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bristol </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs/director-conservation-delivery-programmes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:46:37 +0000 Shakira Price 4695 at http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk Weave your own round basket http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2018/02/04/weave-your-own-round-basket <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-event-time-date"><legend>Date / Time</legend><div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-event-start"> <div class="field-label">Start date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sun, 04/02/2018 - <span class="date-display-start">9:30am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">5:30pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p> Please note, this is a different form of weaving from the other (frame basket) courses we&#39;ve run at Feed Bristol.</p> <p> We&#39;re looking forward to introducing you to the basic techniques of stake and strand weaving. You will leave with a basket and the skills to know how to make another one at home.&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p> <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/round_basket.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 309px;" /></p> <hr /> <p> Enjoy a day at the beautiful Feed Bristol site, including a vegetarian lunch, tea/coffee and cake!</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-summary"> <div class="field-label">Summary:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Come and learn how to make a stake and strand basket. You will be able to make a small round basket with low sides suitable for a fruit bowl/bread basket. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-label">Main image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/landing_carousel/main-photos/round_basket1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-landing_carousel imagecache-default imagecache-landing_carousel_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-event-booking"><legend>Booking details</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-booking"> <div class="field-label">Booking required?:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-admission"> <div class="field-label">Admission charge:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-admission-details"> <div class="field-label">Admission details:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We operate a sliding scale to try to keep this course affordable. £40-£60 - pay what you can afford. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-joining"> <div class="field-label">Joining instructions:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;p&gt; To book a place please email amyrosecox@gmail.com and we will give you details to make a payment which will secure your place.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; Any questions, please get in touch.&lt;br /&gt; &amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-leader-email"> <div class="field-label">Leader email:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> amyrosecox@gmail.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact-name"> <div class="field-label">Contact name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amy Cox and Kirsty Philbrick </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact-email"> <div class="field-label">Contact email:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> amyrosecox@gmail.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-reg-details"> <div class="field-label">Registration details:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> To book a place please email amyrosecox@gmail.com and we will give you details to make a payment which will secure your place. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-event-fully-booked"> <div class="field-label">Fully booked:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-event-cancelled"> <div class="field-label">Cancelled:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-event-misc"><legend>Other details</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobility"> <div class="field-label">Mobility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wheelchair"> <div class="field-label">Wheelchair:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-event-address"><legend>Address</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Feed Bristol </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-postcode"> <div class="field-label">Postcode:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BS16 1HB </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-town"> <div class="field-label">Town:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bristol </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2018/02/04/weave-your-own-round-basket" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:39:17 +0000 clairedavey 4694 at http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk Make a Foraging Basket http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2018/02/03/make-foraging-basket <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-event-time-date"><legend>Date / Time</legend><div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-event-start"> <div class="field-label">Start date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 03/02/2018 - <span class="date-display-start">9:30am</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">5:30pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p> You&#39;ll learn the basic techniques of this ancient craft and leave with a basket and the skills to know how to make another one at home.</p> <hr /> <p> <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/IMG_3676(1).JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 300px;" /></p> <hr /> <p> Enjoy a day at the beautiful Feed Bristol site, including a vegetarian lunch, tea/coffee and cake!</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-summary"> <div class="field-label">Summary:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Come and learn how to make a frame basket which you could use for foraging or much more besides... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-label">Main image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/landing_carousel/main-photos/foraging_basket.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-landing_carousel imagecache-default imagecache-landing_carousel_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-event-booking"><legend>Booking details</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-booking"> <div class="field-label">Booking required?:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-admission"> <div class="field-label">Admission charge:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-admission-details"> <div class="field-label">Admission details:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We operate a sliding scale to try to keep this course affordable. £40-£60 - pay what you can afford. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-joining"> <div class="field-label">Joining instructions:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;p&gt; To book a place please email amyrosecox@gmail.com and we will give you details to make a payment which will secure your place.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; Any questions, please get in touch.&lt;br /&gt; &amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-leader-email"> <div class="field-label">Leader email:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> amyrosecox@gmail.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact-name"> <div class="field-label">Contact name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amy Cox and Kirsty Philbrick </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact-email"> <div class="field-label">Contact email:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> amyrosecox@gmail.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-reg-details"> <div class="field-label">Registration details:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> To book a place please email amyrosecox@gmail.com and we will give you details to make a payment which will secure your place. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-event-fully-booked"> <div class="field-label">Fully booked:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-event-cancelled"> <div class="field-label">Cancelled:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-event-misc"><legend>Other details</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-mobility"> <div class="field-label">Mobility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wheelchair"> <div class="field-label">Wheelchair:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-event-address"><legend>Address</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Feed Bristol </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-postcode"> <div class="field-label">Postcode:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BS16 1HB </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-town"> <div class="field-label">Town:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bristol </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2018/02/03/make-foraging-basket" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:26:46 +0000 clairedavey 4693 at http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk Avon Wildlife Trust Support for Stoke Park Conservation Work http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/news/2018/01/16/avon-wildlife-trust-support-stoke-park-conservation-work <div class="field field-type-date field-field-release-date"> <div class="field-label">Release date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 16/01/2018 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-label">Main image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/landing_carousel/main-photos/bh_meadow_aug16_cd.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-landing_carousel imagecache-default imagecache-landing_carousel_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p> Avon Wildlife Trust supports the conservation work Bristol City Council is doing on the Stoke Park estate, which includes work to restore and improve wildflower-rich grassland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/news/2018/01/16/avon-wildlife-trust-support-stoke-park-conservation-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:23:43 +0000 4692 at http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk Ecologists http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs/ecologists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-summary"> <div class="field-label">Quick summary:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wild Service Ecological Consultancy is growing and we are looking to grow our team of highly motivated ecologists with good ecological knowledge of a range of habitats and species, experience of providing high quality ecological advice, and excellent communication skills. </div> </div> </div> <p> We are looking for an experienced Ecologist to cover maternity leave and two Seasonal Ecologist to support the team between March and September.</p> <p> The Ecologist will have a minimum of 18 months&#39; experience delivering ecological consultancy work, with at least three years&#39; experience working as an ecologist. An EPS survey licence ideally for bats is essential.</p> <p> The two Seasonal Ecologists will support the ecology team. We are looking for enthusiastic graduates with experience of at least one survey season.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slary"> <div class="field-label">Salary:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Competitive dependent on experience </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-closing-date"> <div class="field-label">Closing date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 31/01/2018 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact-details"> <div class="field-label">Contact details:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;p&gt; For more information on the role please contact Boyd Henderson at &lt;a href=&quot;mailto:boyd.henderson@wildservice.net&quot;&gt;boyd.henderson@wildservice.net&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; We aim to be an equal opportunity employer and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;br /&gt; When completed please return this application form by email to &lt;a href=&quot;mailto:info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk&quot;&gt;info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk&lt;/a&gt; or in an envelope marked private and confidential to:&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; Human Resources Department&lt;br /&gt; Wild Service&lt;br /&gt; Conservation Centre&lt;br /&gt; Robinswood Hill Country Park&lt;br /&gt; Reservoir Road&lt;br /&gt; Gloucester&lt;br /&gt; GL4 6SX&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-job-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gloucester or Bristol </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs/ecologists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:15:55 +0000 freinymiles 4691 at http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk Principal Ecologist http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs/principal-ecologist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-summary"> <div class="field-label">Quick summary:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wild Service is growing and we wish to appoint a Principal Ecologist to lead and develop the ecology department. </div> </div> </div> <p> Wild Service is an Ecology and Land Management consultancy. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and Avon Wildlife Trust. The company delivers Ecological and Land management services to a broad base of clients throughout Gloucestershire, Bristol and Avon and beyond.</p> <p> We aim to provide an exceptional level of service through the delivery of ecology survey and assessment, HRA, EIA, mitigation services and land management contracts.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slary"> <div class="field-label">Salary:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Competitive </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-closing-date"> <div class="field-label">Closing date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 31/01/2018 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact-details"> <div class="field-label">Contact details:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;p&gt; For more information on the role, please contact Boyd Henderson at &lt;a href=&quot;mailto:boyd.henderson@wildservice.net&quot;&gt;boyd.henderson@wildservice.net&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; For more information about Wild Service, please visit &lt;a href=&quot;http://wildservice.net/&quot;&gt;wildservice.net/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; We aim to be an equal opportunity employer and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;br /&gt; When completed please return this application form by email to &lt;a href=&quot;mailto:info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk&quot;&gt;info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk&lt;/a&gt; or in an envelope marked private and confidential to:&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; Human Resources Department&lt;br /&gt; Wild Service&lt;br /&gt; Conservation Centre&lt;br /&gt; Robinswood Hill Country Park&lt;br /&gt; Reservoir Road&lt;br /&gt; Gloucester&lt;br /&gt; GL4 6SX&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-job-location"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bristol or Gloucester </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs/principal-ecologist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:10:29 +0000 freinymiles 4690 at http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk The Nation’s Favourite Nature Writing – Cast Your Vote! http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/naturewriting-castyourvote <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-label">Main image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/landing_carousel/main-photos/books-banner_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="408" height="285" class="imagecache imagecache-landing_carousel imagecache-default imagecache-landing_carousel_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>By Naomi Fuller, Communications Manager</strong></p> <p> On a wild and windy day just before Christmas, I joined a group of writers, academics and publishers at Avon Wildlife Trust&rsquo;s Folly Farm Centre, to be part of a judging panel to help decide the books which should make it onto the shortlist for a national poll to find the nation&rsquo;s favourite nature book.</p> <p><a href="http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/naturewriting-castyourvote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/naturewriting-castyourvote#comments Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:09:54 +0000 WildBlog 4689 at http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk Avon Wildlife Trust Response to Bristol City Council’s Consultation on Parks and Green Spaces http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/news/2018/01/11/AWT-consultation-response-Bristol-parks <div class="field field-type-date field-field-release-date"> <div class="field-label">Release date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 11/01/2018 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-label">Main image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/landing_carousel/main-photos/acm_six_spot_burnet_moths_on_scabious_12-7-13.jpg" alt="" title="" width="408" height="285" class="imagecache imagecache-landing_carousel imagecache-default imagecache-landing_carousel_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p> Avon Wildlife Trust has today responded to Bristol City Council&rsquo;s public consultation on the future of funding for the city&rsquo;s parks, and voiced concerns that the proposed budget cuts could lead to habitats and wildlife being harmed - including wildflower-rich hay meadows being lost forever. AWT is encouraging others to respond to the consultation and put forward their views on the planned cost-cutting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/news/2018/01/11/AWT-consultation-response-Bristol-parks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:37:59 +0000 WildBlog 4688 at http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk Avon Wildlife Trust Response to West of England Joint Spatial Plan Consultation http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/news/2018/01/10/avon-wildlife-trust-response-west-england-joint-spatial-plan-consultation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-release-date"> <div class="field-label">Release date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/01/2018 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-label">Main image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/landing_carousel/main-photos/urban_magpies_c_zsuzsanna_bird_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-landing_carousel imagecache-default imagecache-landing_carousel_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p> Over the next 20 years, the West of England is facing an unprecedented level of development. The region is currently finalising the Joint Spatial Plan, which sets out the need for new housing, where it will be built, and the associated infrastructure required. In total, 110,000 new houses (an increase of more than 20%) are proposed and it is crucial they are located where they will have the least environmental impact.</p> <p><a href="http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/news/2018/01/10/avon-wildlife-trust-response-west-england-joint-spatial-plan-consultation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:50:33 +0000 SarahMitchell 4686 at http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk
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