Monthly Archive: May 2015

Planning application for a Straw Pelleting Plant on land adjacent to Ely Wildspace and SSSI – deadline 9 June

In brief:
+ Three lorry loads of straw will be brought to the site every hour and 3 empty lorries will leave.
+ The 100 meter long building with a 47 meter high tower will convert the straw into pellets that will be transported by rail to a power station in Norwich.
+ The grinding machine will run day and night every day of the year.
+ The noise and traffic pollution could have disastrous consequences on the SSSI. Wildlife will be affected by cumulative noise and traffic.

Please read the full application at ECDC Planning on line ( 15/00427/fum) and make your comments before June 9th.

Bird Race in the Wildspace!

Following on from the very successful winter Bird Race in January, which logged a total of 71 species, the next (9th) Ely Bird Race will take place on Sunday 17th May and cover the Ely Wildspace area. Meet up by the Environment Agency building at the top of Kiln Lane off the Prickwillow Road at 07:15 to finish at 11:00. As well as many other birds to be seen, we hope to record the 10 species of warbler that are here regularly during the spring and summer months.

Come and join in as we take in the beauty of the sights and sounds of our local Wildspace!