Cornwall news Devastation for hedgehog rescue as planning app refused UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - The planning application had received 92 comments of support

Cornwall news Devastation for hedgehog rescue as planning app refused UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - The planning application had received 92 comments of support

Cornwall news Devastation for hedgehog rescue as planning app refused UK news
03 August 2022 - 09:17

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A hedgehog rescue centre supported by thousands says it is disappointed that plans for a new premises have been rejected by Cornwall Council. Prickles & Paws had plans for a new site on the Carnanton Estate in Newquay. The planning application was for the proposed construction of new bespoke rescue and rehabilitation centre. The charity's plans were, however, rejected on the grounds that the site is designed as an ancient woodland. The refusal was despite having 92 comments in support and no objections. The charity says it desperately needs to relocate due to the large amount of hedgehogs and hoglets it can take in at any given time. Read more: Cornish nursery rated inadequate by Ofsted as children 'put at risk' It's as the team is now resuming its search for a new location and seeking to recoup its expenditure on the unsuccessful planning application. The planning application and its overwhelmingly positive comments can be viewed here. Cofounder and animal care and operations manager, Katy South, said: “This is a disappointing result, and it comes at an especially challenging time for the charity; the last couple of months have seen our highest admission rates ever. At one point, we had 134 hedgehogs and hoglets onsite, the majority injured or unwell requiring intensive care. "We desperately need to relocate to a larger premises to enable us to continue to provide a high standard of care to the Southwest's hedgehogs, which are classified as vulnerable to extinction. We now face the additional challenge of recouping the £3,000 spent on the surveys and the planning application fee – a significant amount for a small charity like Prickles & Paws." She continued: "As such, we wholeheartedly welcome any new opportunities that might be forthcoming and are as always incredibly grateful for all of the support from the local community. If anybody knows of a possible alternative location, we would love to hear about it." Prickles & Paws’ current residential location is described as no longer sufficient for meeting the needs of its ever-increasing hedgehog numbers, and the charity is looking for a new location, ideally within a five-mile radius of Cubert to allow it to expand and keep up with the ever-growing demand. A central location within the county is key to ensure staff and volunteer retention.

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. Its low rent with a 25-year lease made it a very sustainable option for the charity, which prioritises delivering as much funding as possible towards the care of its patients. The planning application was refused on the grounds that the site is designated as “ancient woodland”, but the charity contests this saying the site was cleared by the council in 2008 due to its close proximity to the airport and that the land has since been replanted with two tree species that are coppiced and not allowed to mature. (Image: Prickles and Paws) The site and ecology reports that Prickles & Paws commissioned also found that the site is no longer representative of ancient woodland and will not be allowed to become an ancient woodland again whilst the airport remains. The planning applications attracted 92 comments in support of the application. One person commented: “It is a win-win proposal which would both enhance the environment around the new centre, reduce traffic and the local impact around the current site in a residential area, and provide a much-needed facility to support wildlife across the entire county - and beyond.” Another stated simply: “A benefit for the whole of Cornwall.” Another said: "This hedgehog sanctuary has a fabulous, invaluable place in our society. Day after day they take in hedgehog after hedgehog, hoglet after hoglet with a wide range of complex conditions. They also have terribly heart-breaking times with the hedgehogs when the best they can do for them is make them comfortable. But they carry on helping these beautiful, sweet, timid creatures, often round the clock!! They desperately need this space, to continue to grow and help as many hedgehogs as they need to. Please allow them this area which will allow them to grow and spread out and help as many of our Cornish hedgehogs as is necessary. Hedgehogs need our help." People wishing to support the project can donate to the Crowdfunder that has been setup here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/prickles-and-paws-hedgehog-rescue-1174597 Read next: Holidaymaker's handbrake fail sends car into lake St Ives so busy with tourists RNLI lifesavers cannot get around Burger company Hub Box makes loss after being stuck with empty restaurant Cornish family forced to live in Travelodge for four months after being evicted from their home Cornwall's five most viewed properties on Zoopla right now include a £50,000 home for auction

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