On 12 June 2009 LCPRE, through our company Ely Wildspace Ltd, became the proud owner of a 2-acre strip of land running alongside the railway line on the east side of the main pit. This exciting news, made possible through a very generous donation by a group member from Cambridge, came exactly two years to the day since our first big public meeting.
The land is surrounded by Jalsea Marine property on three sides and the railway on the fourth. We’re working with the Wildlife Trust to draw up plans to manage the land for conservation.
We’re really excited about this news – it means the land is safeguarded against development; it means LCPRE has become not just a stakeholder but also a landowner in the SSSI; and it’ll help establish our credibility as a safe pair of hands for looking after land, if and when other areas become available.