Residents from several action groups along with the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country are calling for protection of the area, which was designated a Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation (SLINC
) by English Nature.
Such is its value as a green corridor, the wildlife area has been declared a Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation (SLINC
They proposed the land deal by which 14 acres of Quinton Meadows Birmingham owned ancient fields were to be exchanged for the eight acres of the privately owned land which St Modwen had vandalised in 1994 and which Birmingham only recognised as a SLINC. Despite opposition from everyone except the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the West Midlands, the Labour councillors went ahead with the deal.
This was decided last year and it is only for the eight acres of SLINC. It amounts to pounds 10,000 a year maintenance plus pounds 50,000+ for a one-off refurbishment.
The park is a Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation (SLINC
) and there's a Scheduled Ancient Monument - a bronze age burnt mound.
As it is we have, against the odds, got a chance of preserving the most precious part (the Site of Local Interest for Nature Conservation - the SLINC).
We have lost two planning enquiries and now we are negotiating a landswap to preserve the SLINC. The developers have agreed to re-site the entrance to any new development so that the SLINC will not be damaged.
For the relevant examples, see Lewis and McIntosh's MV16 (also LALME, 3:510-511), the "twin" Newberry MV17 (Huntingdonshire, LALME, 1:73), MV26 ("SLincs
, but mixed," LALME, 1:105), MV32, MV66 (LALME, 3:122-123), MV67 (LALME, 3:417 and 535), MV75 (LALME, 3:24), and MV91 (LALME, 3:324-325).