Do you have an old wooden tea chest taking space in your garage or shed? Why not donate it to the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust so it can be repurposed into a nesting box for barn owls as part of a major new conservation project. Barn owls have been declining in numbers since last century. One of the reasons for the fall in numbers is the loss of nesting sites such as old hedgerow trees and traditional barn buildings. Fortunately,
Today the Government has published a revised version of its National Planning Policy Framework which now includes some reinstated protection for Local Wildlife Sites following a campaign supported by 25,000 people.
The National Planning Policy Framework guides thousands of planning decisions every year – from a new 5,000 home estate, a business park or two houses at the end of your road. Local Wildlife Sites are some of our most valuable wildlife areas. They are identified and selected locally using scientifically-determined