As most of you will know the burn itself forms what you might term as a super highway for deer and otters commuting between Big water NR, Gosforth park NR,Holywell pond and Seaton Sluice. Lets not forget its also a good place if not the best place in Northumberland to watch Dippers in the burn in fact one nest of Dippers is less than 100 met away and this development will probably devastate this pair who raised 3 young last year.
One of the two breeding pairs of Dippers along the burn
The arena can accommodate up to a max of 13 horses as I understand it ,all this movement within 15 met of the burn and along the length indicated in pic will have a devastating effect on all wildlife in this area.
It is stated that the surface of the arena is to be a mixture of sand and fibre, the amount needed to cover the area I have shown runs into hundreds of tons and will cause irreversible damage to the flood plain not to mention what will wash off into the burn when it floods (even more likely with global warming) what effect will this have on the burn ?
I feel I have to put this last picture in as it was taken in the middle of me writing this post.
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