Formal objection lodged by nature reserve charity
A WILDLIFE charity has lodged a formal objection to the expansion plans for Lydd Airport.
The RSPB, which owns a nature reserve next to the airport site, claims that the plans do not take enough account of the likely damage to the area’s unique natural environment.
The charity fears that the birds at the Dungeness nature reserve, which at 1,000 hectares is its largest in the South East, would be put at risk.
Chris Corrigan, RSPB regional director, said: “It is impossible to conceive how a large airport in this location can avoid damaging the wildlife either directly or through management to minimise the bird strike risk.
“To submit an application without properly addressing these issues is unacceptable. Their assurances that it will all be OK in the end are without a shred of relevant supporting evidence.”