The Trust own the 160-acre nature reserve on the south side of the Humber which is home to some of the UK’s rarest and most special wildlife. As such, the site, and the adjacent Humber Estuary have been given the highest level of protection possible under UK law.
But now, proposals for 19 new lodges threaten to impact on the wildlife that calls the nature reserve home. The location is right in the heart of the reserve.
If the development went ahead, it would increase the disturbance to numerous species for which the site has been designated. Many of these nest or are found in very close proximity to the proposed development. For example, bittern, marsh harrier, bearded tit, Cetti’s warbler, kingfisher and barn owl all breed and the area is frequently used by badger, otter and water vole. All of these species are protected by law.