I have written to Linden homes regarding changes being made to Cholsey Marsh and my concerns. Their reply is as follows:
Thank you for your enquiry regarding the above. As part of our ongoing commitment to the development of the site, we have been working with BBOWT (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust) for some time now regarding the maintenance and ongoing management of this valuable area of river bank and nature reserve. As you may be aware the entire site was and continues to be owned by the Homes and Communities Agency and as such Linden Homes do not actually own any of the land, however are building the development under licence. Part of our obligation as set out in the section 106 planning document is to facilitate the transfer of the marshland and riverbank area from the HCA to BBOWT. I am sure that you would share our opinion that BBOWT are best placed to care for this important area in the long term.
As part of the transfer process, we have opened dialogue with BBOWT and are currently discussing amongst other things, the exact alignment of fencing and boundaries separating the Thames path from the marsh land. This will ensure that they are satisfied that it placed correctly to offer both access to the public and the correct level of protection of the habitat. No works in this are take place without their authorisation.
I trust that this will help allay your fears however should you wish to discuss the matter with BBOWT directly I have added a link below that will give you the relevant contact details.
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