Save Mortimer Terrace Nature Reserve

by Jeanne Pendrill in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Save Mortimer Terrace Nature Reserve

£2,031

 
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+ est. £444.00
£5,000 target 12 days left
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 18th December 2021 at 1:01pm

We are raising funds for our campaign to save Mortimer Terrace Nature Reserve and buy this site for the community.

by Jeanne Pendrill in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

We are the trustees of Mortimer Terrace Nature Reserve. 

Managed by the local community since 1987.
Our very own local hero, Jeanne Pendrill, has managed the site for over 30 years, for a time together with the London Wildlife Trust. Thanks to Jeanne’s hard work and an army of volunteers, the site has always been open to the community and local schools, clubs and groups. They have all had regular use of the site, always accessible, always free.

The site is an Asset of Community Value and one of the most protected sites in our borough so it can't and shouldn't be built. It is a  Grade One Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC), it is featured in the Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Forum Local Plan as a designated green space. The  local plan was adopted via referendum in 2019. The reserve also has a rare Camden Woodland Tree Preservation Order, meaning not just one tree is protected but ALL trees.

We spent £3000 on a surveyors report to show that the land is worth £25,000 but the owners sold the holding company to a property developer - a move that might not be legal because it is an Asset of Community Value - and want to sell the reserve for over £200,000 so it can be developed into houses. If this Asset of Community Value with so many protections is sold to property developers what hope does any nature site have! Last week after intense campaigning by the trustees the reserve failed to reach its reserve price at auction. Now we need your support to continue our campaign and buy this site for the community and Save Our Nature Reserve!

More information about how special this reserve is below

Mortimer Terrace Nature Reserve 

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