A planning application to erect a pedestrian bridge and bird hide on land at Crowle and Thorne Moors has been submitted to Doncaster Council.
The proposal, brought by North Lincolnshire Council, comprises the construction of a footbridge over Swinefleet Warping Drain on the North Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire border. The bird hide would be erected to the West side of the drain on Thorne Moors, between the existing Bailey Bridge and the proposed new footbridge.
Part of the Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve, the moors are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and accommodate a range of habitat, invertebrates, mammal and bird species. A preliminary ecology appraisal commissioned for the application concludes that “no significant impacts on designated sites or protected species are likely to result from the scheme”, provided that mitigation measures are adopted.
Further information can be found on Doncaster Council’s planning portal – planning.doncaster.gov.uk – under reference: 19/00011/FUL
Representations should be received by Friday 8 February 2019.