Protests over housing development in the Cairngorms National Park05/03/2013 15:57:30 Charities unite to save wildlife threatened by housing development in the Cairngorms National Park
March 2013. Wildlife charities, Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust, Badenoch & Strathspey Conservation Group (BSCG), The Cairngorms Campaign and The Scottish Campaign for National Parks (SCNP) are all objecting to housing developments on four sites in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.
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Craig Macadam, Buglife Scotland Director said "To consider developing on these sites without proper assessment of the potential adverse impacts on wildlife is unacceptable. The proposed development sites are home to Scotland's rare and endangered wildlife including Narrow-headed ant, Blaeberry bumblebee, Scottish wildcat and Red squirrels".
The charities will be attending the legal hearing on 12 March to challenge the Cairngorms National Parks Authority.
Gus Jones, Lead spokesperson for BSCG said "We want to safeguard the treasured landscape of the Cairngorms National Park for future generations. Please support our legal appeal by making a donation towards our legal costs at safeguardthecairngorms.org.uk".