I did disturb a little resident but thankfully he wasn’t hurt, just a little confused:
Yes, Planning Permission In, its official and it has been acknowledged my application is in. Fingers crossed the planners will not need any further info and they pass it quickly, I know naive of me!!
I was getting worried as I had not seen mum and the two kids for a couple of weeks but they seem to be back now, must have gone on vacation.
My little pal Bob comes out to see me every day for a little snack.
I had 3 members of Hepscott parish Council visit the reserve on Wednesday as part of the planning approval process. They seemed to be pretty supportive of the whole enterprise, however, they did express concerns that a ‘change of use’ of the land may, in the future make it easier to change it again to residential use! I hope I was able to mitigate some of those concerns by offering a statement from the landowner and a longer licence term for the reserve. They seemed pretty pragmatic with common sense so hopefully they see the benefit to the local community, we will see.
Started preparing the second wildflower meadow area.
We have also built a wind break wall with pallets in front of hide 1, we are using cut reeds in the pallet wall to fill in the gaps. This also helps with landscaping, I intend to tie in reeds to screen the pallets eventually.