Wildlife and Conservation

This category relates to all things to do with wildlife and conservation in Preston.

Bird Flu outbreak: Strain confirmed at nearby poultry farm

Bird Flu strain H7N7 has been confirmed at a poultry farm on the outskirts of Preston. Environment health officials locked down the area, setting up a 10km control zone around […]

7 years ago
Lancashire County Council rejects fracking application

Lancashire County Council has rejected an application from Cuadrilla to frack at two sites in Lancashire. Applause broke out in the public benches that quickly echoed onto social media to […]

7 years ago
Allotment sites to be reviewed by Preston City Council as stricter rules on lapsed tenants considered

Allotments in the city Stricter rules on allotment tenants who do not look after their plots are to be considered by Preston City Council. A study into allotment sites in the city found the […]

7 years ago
Fishergate bus lane closure ahead of anti-fracking protests in Preston

Anti-fracking protesters are expected to set up camp in Preston from Tuesday ahead of a decision by Lancashire County Council on Cuadrilla’s plans. Two sites near Preston are to be […]

7 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement In pictures: Common terns return to Preston Docks

Hundreds of seabirds are currently arriving at Preston Marina for the breeding season. Common terns can be spotted on the Docks following their epic journey from West Africa. Billy Matthews […]

7 years ago
Preston Cemetery to host free history and wildlife tours

Preston Cemetery’s history and wildlife is to be revealed in a free walk. Three guided tours will operate on Sunday 14 June and take you around the graves and headstones […]

7 years ago
UrbanWind secure £30million deal for onshore turbines

UrbanWind have secured £30million worth of funding for onshore turbines to be installed across the country. The renewable energy company have an office on Red Scar Industrial Estate in Preston, […]

7 years ago
Fracking near Preston: Additional consultation period begins on Cuadrilla plans

Cuadrilla has been exploring shale gas options in Lancashire A further consultation on plans to drill for shale gas in two areas on the edge of Preston has begun. Cuadrilla wants to use the controversial fracking method at Preston […]

7 years ago
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