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Heathrow Expansion: our reaction to the Court of Appeal’s Ruling

Heathrow expansion – a project of unprecedented scale that includes a third runway – poses a grave threat to the Colne Valley Regional Park and the wider environment of the region...

Local events for March flowing through the valley….

March brings the start of Spring, with spring flowers blossoming, wildlife blooming and animals springing into life...


Threats to the Colne Valley

There are many development proposals at the moment, it feels like ‘open season’ on the countryside of the Colne Valley Regional Park. We have been busy over recent weeks working on responses to planning applications and consultations for development proposals. Find out more…

Local events for February flowing through the valley….

Here at the Colne Valley Regional Park we have lots of wonderful places and activities for everybody.  Our Rural Gem Pubs and Cafes also have great events and as we know many of you enjoy them, we have included some new additions.

Winter volunteer week: January 20th-January 26th 2020

Thank you to everyone who came along to our events during volunteer week...

A lifeline for water voles

It is sad to think that the once prevalent water vole could disappear from our water courses altogether in the future, if current rates of decline in numbers continue.

New Abstraction Consultation – Affinity Water

The Environment Agency is seeking your views on an application from Affinity Water to vary its groundwater abstraction licence. The deadline to comment on the application is 31st January 2020. The existing licence permits abstraction at three sites near Batchworth, West Hyde and Blackford.

Explore your Colne Valley Park – Our second edition is ready!

Our first newsletter welcoming you all to explore all the wonderful places and sites of the Colne Valley Park has been created and ready to read. 

Can you save water and save your local rivers?

Check out the video that was produced by young people at Drip Drop Summer School where we explored the topic of water awareness and conservation in Colne Valley Regional Park.