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A green corridor buffering the eastern edge of Ely, properly protected from harmful development and managed for the combined benefit of wildlife and local people.

With its spectacular cathedral, gentle pace of life, and delightful riverside setting, Ely is a special place to live. But its rapid growth has put increasing pressure on the city’s remaining green spaces.

Great crested grebe feeding chickThe quiet backwaters of Roswell Pits and the nearby wetlands and meadows along the River Great Ouse are now the last fragments of nature around Ely. Over 1200 people have joined Ely Wildspace (originally called LCPRE) to keep these places wild for the animals, plants and people to whom they matter.

The area is so important nationally it’s recently been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. We are now working with agencies, landowners and our community to safeguard this wonderful place, enhance its habitats still further, and help people enjoy them in a sustainable way.

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Planning application for a Straw Pelleting Plant on land adjacent to Ely Wildspace and SSSI - deadline 9 June
21 May 2015 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.

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To contact Elywildspace, phone Liz Hunter on 01353 664191, or email lcpre@elywildspace.org.uk