Sarah Hughes is the Community Wildlife Officer for Chichester District Council. She has contacted Sarah Sharp (our Green City Councillor) to ask if she knows local people who can give information about types of animals that use ‘Wildlife Corridors’ in the Chichester area.
If path users can report what wildlife is seen on Centurion Way (or the land immediately surrounding it), then we may be able to have the path classified as a ‘Wildlife Corridor’. Obtaining this classification for the path will certainly help in our campaign to protect the path from development threats.
Sarah Hughes gave the following explanation:
Chichester District Council are consulting on the new and not-yet adopted ‘Wildlife Corridor’ policy and we would like to ask for your support with three requests:-
1) Can you help with providing biodiversity records that will help us further improve the evidence base for the wildlife corridors (even if you have recently submitted them to the SxBRC or other biological groups)?
2) Can you record further biodiversity on these vital wildlife corridors? We will need the data before summer 2019 in order for the evidence to be in time for the plan’s submission to the independent examiner.
3) Can you support our proposed wildlife corridor via the consultation portal.
The evidence paper for the Wildlife Corridor policy is at http://www.chichester.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=31016 please read this first
The consultation portal is at https://chichester.jdi-consult.net/localplan/ you will need to register first in order to make a comment, then please see https://chichester.jdi-consult.net/localplan/readdoc.php?docid=6&chapter=6&docelemid=d105#d105 which is the link direct to the consultation page on Policy S30 (Strategic Wildlife corridors)