National award for Solent wildlife group

A Solent based group that protects coastal wildlife has won a national award.

Wednesday, 5th June 2019, 4:33 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th June 2019, 1:26 am
Mike Allgrove, Planning Policy Manager, Chichester District Council and Anna Parry, Bird Aware Partnership Manager.

Bird Aware Solent, which works to protect coastal birds, won the ‘Planning for the Natural Enivornment’ at the National Planning Awards at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London.

Bird Aware Solent was founded in 2014 and consists of four conservation groups

and 15 local authorities.

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Councillor Seán Woodward, Chairman of the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH), which oversees Bird Aware Solent said: ‘I’m

thrilled that Bird Aware Solent has been recognised for this award.

‘The initiative is vital as it helps to protect 125,000 birds, including curlew and brent geese, that spend the winter in the region every year.’