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March 2021

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Swanscombe gets SSSI status

It's good news that Swanscombe is an SSSI, for all the reasons in the previous news item, but that's not the end of the story.

According to the government the proposed theme park is a "nationally significant infrastructure project" like a major road or airport. That allows environmental considerations to be set aside during the planning process.

Buglife, the RSPB and Kent Wildlife Trust are asking Natural England to do everything in its power to protect the new SSSI and ensure that the government takes account of the importance of Swanscombe within the wider ecology of the Thames estuary.