Planning Application and ES

The Planning Application and accompanying Environmental Statement for the proposed works on the Latchmore catchment have been submitted.  The website address where the documents can be seen will be posted on this site as soon as it is issued.

We will be fighting vigorously to save this ancient stream and the wonderful biodiversity associated with it.  Please join us by becoming a Friend of Latchmore ( if you aren’t already (there is no charge), or contact us if you would like to help in any way.

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Presentment to the Verderers’ Court

After a close look at the entire course of Latchmore Brook from its source in Claypits Bottom to the Latchmore valley, Margaret Bunyard made a Presentment to the Verderers’ Court on 15 June 2016.  She spoke of her concerns about the Forestry Commission’s proposals for “restoration” of the Latchmore catchment based on unreliable mapping, and of more general concerns about “restoration” Forest-wide.

Illustrated reports on recent “restoration” work elsewhere in the Forest (Broomy Inclosure, Harvestslade, North Slufters and Ditchend) can be found here and in the post dated 24 June 2015.

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Updated Bird List

An updated list of recorded sightings at Latchmore between 2011 and 2016 is here.  The list includes several species which are highly endangered, or declining and in danger of extinction.

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