Badgers in Lye Green
Photo Courtesy of the RSPCA, click for more info
It has been bought to the attention of Brown Not Green (BNG) that, aside from various types of wildlife and endangered species of birds that have been observed at the 150 acres of land at Lye Green site that the Council are earmarking for development, Badger Setts have recently been found nearby too. Badger activity has been observed in the area recently and at least one dead badger has been found in the road nearby.
Badgers are protected and accordingly we will refrain from identifying the exact location of the Setts to avoid them being disturbed further but worryingly some BNG supporters have also reported that it appears as if someone has recently attempted to fill in one of the entrances to at least one of the Setts. This is unlawful and contrary to the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 under which it is an offence to: ”Willfully kill, injure or take a badger (or attempt to do so)…or to... disturb a badger when it is occupying a sett”.
We cannot identify who has attempted to disturb this sett or why but we would ask any of our supporters when walking near or across the various footpaths in this large area to be vigilant. If they see any suspicious activity:
The BNG Team
Members of the Brown Not Green Campaign