Caroline Flint MP for Don Valley in Doncaster visited our new Manor Farm site (directly east of Potteric Carr nature reserve) on Friday 16th November.
Thanks to tireless lobbying by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust staff nearly 10 years ago, we entered into a unique planning agreement with Persimmon housing developers - we would manage the public green space around the housing estate. This is the first time we've had this kind of agreement and means that those areas can now become part of a better connected landscape for wildlife.
This autumn we took over the management of the completed sections which include two fragments of ancient semi-natural woodland, a reed-fringed pond and a small area of heathland.
We will manage this amenity space to ensure local people can experience all the benefits that increased access to nature can provide. We will also work to demonstrate how green spaces can be havens for pollinators and corridors for amphibians and mammals to move and migrate.
Caroline Flint MP came to visit us on Friday 16th November. During her visit she met various members of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and learnt more about the importance of stronger legislation for wildlife.