OCTOBER 24 2021 – CRAWLEY: THE CITY OF BIODIVERSITY?

Willoughby Fields LNR [in dark green – upper] Ifield Brook Meadows LGS [in dark green – middle] Millpond SNCI [in dark green – lower]

Ifield Brook has been recognised as a Biodiversity Opportunity Area [BOA], and represents a priority area for the delivery of a Biodiversity Action Plan [BAP], which targets restoration and creation.

Most of the Ifield Brook BOA is within the Crawley Borough Council boundary.

The area links Willoughby Fields Local Nature Reserve [LNR], Ifield Brook Meadows Local Green Space [LGS] and the Millpond Site of Nature Conservation Importance [SNCI], all of which are important for wetland diversity.

Crawley Borough Council has taken the opportunity to apply for City Status “in recognition of Crawley’s rich heritage”, cultural diversity and sense of place.

An opportunity has arisen for Crawley to be a pioneering ‘City of Biodiversity’. Let us take that opportunity – now – as a community.

 

Biodiversity Opportunity Area BOA [in purple]