Protection bid for Badock's Wood
Government proposals for open space protection, as mentioned in the article on page 2, also affect other local green spaces in Henleaze and Westbury-on-Trym.
The government has introduced a new level of protection for open spaces called "Local Green Space", a designation which “allows the protection of open space that is demonstrably special to a local community having unique characteristics that require safeguarding. These special qualities mean that the open space should be kept as such permanently."
Friends of Badock’s Wood (FOBW) have put forward the whole of Badock's Wood Open Space for this designation and it is currently listed as Local Green Space (LGS) in the draft Local Plan New Protection for Open Space document which the council are consulting on until May 24. FOBW are keen for local people to email their support for this measure.
Protection for the wildlife river corridor by Trymside has been given the lesser protection of Reserved Open Space. A spokesperson for FOBW says: “As part of the River Trym wildlife corridor we consider that Trymside and other green open spaces along the River Trym and the tributaries should be protected to ensure that wildlife can continue to travel along the wildlife corridor. A broken wildlife corridor will not work well for wildlife! Tell the Council you want this wildlife river corridor given strong protection along its whole length.”
For details visit the Council’s Local Plan Review: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/planning-and-building-regulations/local-plan-review