Save Swanscombe Marshes

17th March 2021

CCF member Buglife have been spearheading a campaign to prevent the development of a theme park on the Swanscombe Peninsula in North Kent. Ranking with our best invertebrate brownfield sites, it is one of just two places in the UK for the Critically Endangered Distinguished jumping spider (Attulus distinguendus), among the host of rare bees, beetles, moths and other invertebrates recorded there. Recently designated a SSSI, the site nonetheless remains under threat because the project has been given National Infrastructure Project status in the planning process.

You can read about the site and campaign to save it on the Buglife website here


Main image: The path to Swanscombe Marshes
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