Calling on Kingston Council to Keep Seething Wells Filter Beds as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.
Thank you for caring about Seething Wells Filter Beds.
Your Lib Dem Cllrs are working with MPs and Lords to put pressure on the Government to give Councils the power to protect vital sites like this one.
Thank you as well for signing our petition on change.org, but in the meanwhile we want to ask for your help again on another petition about the Filter Beds.
Kingston Council has announced that it has commissioned an independent review of Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs), like Seething Wells Filter Beds, as part of preparing for the first draft of the Local Plan.
However, this survey has to be evidence-based and we are concerned that the experts assessing the Filter Beds SINC on current wildlife levels will not see what we know happens when biodiversity is allowed to flourish on the site. So we are therefore taking the unusual step of petitioning Kingston Council, despite being part of the administration of the council.
Would you sign this new petition as well?
The review is welcomed overall as it is likely to add to the number of sites across the borough that have this special designation, rather than remove and is a recognition of the importance improved biodiversity will play in developing Kingston’s Local Plan.
Our petition is simple—to ensure that the recent past and the full potential of Seething Wells Filter Beds is recognised in this study, and that it remains on the list of Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.
Please sign our petition HERE > to keep Seething Wells Filter Beds as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.