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Forest of Dean Council promises protection for green spaces

Posted on 30th June 2013

The Forest of Dean Council is a step closer to implementing a series of plans to regenerate the region without impacting on the area’s greenspaces or wildlife.


Whilst the proposal includes the creation of up to 1,200 jobs, as well as 200 homes and a university the local council have offered assurances that the greenspaces of the Forest of Dean will not be damaged.

With the Forest home to a number of European protected species including bats, great crested newts and dormice, council leader Patrick Molyneux said that while the regeneration will be superb, it will not come at the expense of the environment and there is a fine balance to be met.

With many of the jobs likely to come from retail and activity experiences, it is likely that it could make a stay in one of the Forest of Dean cottages more appealing than ever.

Image Credit: European Environment Agency (EEA) (Flickr.com)