Shropshire Council have Published Natural England’s Worlds End Planning Application

March 29, 2021

Natural England have submitted a Planning Application to Shropshire Council for works at Worlds End Fields as part of the Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project. The purpose of the work is for engineering works to allow the water levels to be managed on these fields.

The BogLIFE Project aims to allow better control of water levels to enable wetland habitat to be restored on land acquired in 2017. The land is peatland and originally formed the edge of the internationally important Fenn’s, Whixall, Bettisfield , Cadney and Wem Mosses SAC and Ramsar site, significant as the 3rd largest lowland raised bog in the UK.

The proposal will enable the water levels across the land to be managed to afford optimum conditions to allow bog edge habitats to re-establish. Re-wetting the land will prevent further deterioration of the peat, including in the deeper peats of the adjacent Bettisfield Moss NNR and in due course mitigate the associated release of greenhouse gases.

The Planning Application has now been published on the Shropshire Council website. You can access it here on the Shropshire Council website: https://pa.shropshire.gov.uk/online-applications. The application is entitled ENGINEERING OPERATIONS TO ENABLE WATER LEVEL MANAGEMENT AT WORLD’S END FIELDS, MOSS LANE. The Planning Application Reference is 21/01140/FUL.

The entire application contains more documents than we can publish here, so we have posted links to 11 priority documents in the application here for you to read. They’re listed separately below with a link to each document.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact: info.whixall@naturalengland.org.uk.

Design and access statement Worlds End Fields

Ecological Survey Report EXTRACT_Summary Only_WEF

Flood Risk Assessment Text

Location Map 1_ WEF_V5

Land Ownership Map 3_WEF

Construction Drg No C001 Key Plan_WEF

Construction Drg No C002 Diversion Route Site Plan_WEF

Construction Drg No C010 Brook House Farm General Arrangement_WEF

Construction Drg No C017 Ditch 1 Site Plan and Long Section_WEF

Construction Drg No C021 Ditch 2 General Arrangements_WEF

Construction Drg No C024 Coppice House Farm Ditch 3 General Arrangement_WEF

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