This 4-acre site is a former reservoir in York that has become overgrown with trees, shrub, and grassland and is now designated as a Site of Importance to Nature Conservation.
In 2017, a bid to build 43 houses on this site was refused, however further bids to develop the area are anticipated. Local residents sent 150 letters to object to this previous attempt and they continue to worry about its potential sale and development.
Our aim is to purchase this plot in order to protect it from potential development, while helping it thrive as a haven for nature. Then, if not harmful to wildlife, we would like to create access for locals to enjoy the area.
A wealth of animals have been spotted on this site, including foxes, hedgehogs, voles, tawny owls, woodpeckers, waxwings, and sparrowhawks. Any development would cause very substantial harm to local biodiversity and we believe that it is imperative that we safeguard this land.