Doubt cast over bat habitat plans, including the one for an artificial island for a bats colony in Battersea
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The Battersea Aquarium is preparing to give £7.1m towards conservation after a meeting of local residents and campaigners and has been warned to keep a minimum of 300 acres out of its plans for a bat colony.
“The council has agreed it will not give them a new site until we can confirm their sustainability plans,” said the group’s community leader, Maria Thompson. “They need to come to us first with the sustainability plans and then work towards meeting their commitments to take the bats out of the pond. It is the local people who will be watching that we are here supporting.”
A group of residents of Battersea, who have been campaignin울산출장안마g for the park’s conservation as a key factor 전립선for maintaining population stability, have been pushing for the bat to be relocated and in the hope it would attract more visitors.
At a meeting of residents on Monday morning, the council announced a compromise plan which would allow the conservation programme to continue, with the idea that a small area of land would be used for a new island.
The proposed site for an island has the potential to be of mixed ecological significance, including an artificial island created to attract wildlife to the park. The plan would allow the colony to continue in the pond, but the park would also need to get a new water supply from a river, and be able to restore a few of the water wells after it’s decommissioned, to ensure that it was not adversely impacting habitat.
The council has said that the plan is a compromise, but there may come a time when they are forced to consider whether it’s right to have the colony.
Speaking outside the council’s council chamber, Thompson said: “I wouldn’t want them coming back for some time yet. I believe that if we’re taking the project forward, this is a really good first step. At the moment, there are areas of the plan where it is clearly an environmental problem. They’re still looking at the plan but we want to make sure that we’re not deviating from the conservation of the bat and making it a habitat issue.
“We’re looking at some ideas around artificial islands. But it’s going to be up to them and the council to decide what to go into this summer. We’ve made it very clear that they haven’t committed to this and are not lookin예스 카지노g for a ba