Lambrok Stream by numbers
David Feather’s post yesterday highlighted the problems that planning application 20/00379/OUT will create for Lambrok Stream. The access road for the planned development will have to cross the stream and, no matter how many changes are made to the design of the bridge, we do not see how that can be done without damage to the Lambrok’s biodiversity.
Here are some relevant numbers:
- 8.2 — The length in kilometres of the Lambrok from its source to its confluence with the River Biss.
- 747 — The length in metres of the stretch of the stream that runs through the park from Lambrok Close to Whiterow Bridge.
- 621 — The length in metres of the access road proposed by Waddeton Park Ltd for the planned development at Southwick Court.
1. Otters; 2. water vole – 2 protected species dependent on Lambrok Stream.
- 2 — The number of protected species of mammal that either live by or hunt in the Lambrok.
- 13 — the number of species of bats that use the Lambrok as a safe flight corridor to their hunting grounds in Southwick Country Park Nature Reserve.
- 15 — The number of species of Odonata identified on the Lambrok, downstream of Southwick. Remember that, in southern England, it only takes an assemblage of 15 -17 Odonata species for an area to meet the criteria for a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
3. Scarce chaser; 4. southern hawker
- GB109053021800 ID — The Lambrok’s Water Body Identity Number
- 1713.709 — The whole of the Lambrok catchment area in hectares.
- 3 — The number of planning applications submitted to the council which will affect Lambrok Stream’s biota: planning application 20/00379/OUT for 180 houses at Southwick Court; planning application 20/09659/FUL for 50 houses in the field at Upper Studley and planning application 18/10035/OUT to build 60 houses in the field between the reserve and Church Lane.
5. Bulrushes in the stream; 6. the Lambrok at Southwick Court