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Railway embankments: London Assembly review
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08-09-2011 04:53 PM

The London Assembly is conducting a review of the management of railway embankments. They'd like to hear the views of residents but don't say when the cut-off date is (presumably it's before October as that's when the draft report is due).

"Darren Johnson AM is leading a review on behalf of the London Assembly’s Environment Committee to examine the management of railway embankments.

There are more than 450 miles of surface railways in London, a significant proportion of which is made up of habitats of wildlife interest including several Sites of Nature Conservation Importance[1]. Species commonly linked to lineside habitats include kestrels, orange-tip butterflies, great spotted woodpeckers and bats.

The London Wildlife Trust has warned that lineside management can be controversial because of the scale of vegetation cut back, the timing of work and the level of public consultation.

The review will look at current guidance on managing railway embankments, including how organisations act on it, and the ways in which local residents’ views are taken into account. The scoping paper for the review sets outs more details and background information.

A report will be published later this year.

For more information about this investigation, contact

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We are interested in hearing from residents about their experiences - are you being consulted about how these railway embankments are being cut back? Are you concerned about the animals, birds and insects that live in these habitats? How do you think they should be managed?

To share your views please contact"

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