Kingston Lib Dems have welcomed the news that Seething Wells Filter Beds will remain designated a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) after a recent review by Kingston Council.
"Kingston Council has released the findings of the independent SINC review, carried out last year and we are delighted that Seething Wells Filter Beds continues to hold that status," said local Councillor, Liz Green. "We know that the site has been badly mismanaged by the current owner, in a cynical attempt to get it downgraded so that they can get planning permission, so we launched a petition calling on the Council to keep the status, so we are very happy they have done this."
"The report does put this vital site in the 'at risk' category, due to the owner's mismanagement, so we must not rest on our laurels," added St Mark's ward Councillor, Diane White. "Please sign our first petition asking Government to give Kingston Council the power to enforce proper maintenance for increased biodiversity at SINCs. This is needed so that Kingston Council can take action against mismanagement on privately owned land."
You can add your name to the petition calling on the Government to provide Kingston Council with more powers to protect Seething Wells Filter Beds by clicking here.
"The heritage and ecology of Seething Wells Filter beds make it unique," says Councillor Yogan Yoganathan, "so we will continue to work with Council officers to protect the site from the plethora of planning applications until the Government to give us power to protect it fully for future generations."