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King’s Lynn depot to be wildlife haven

Norfolk Wildlife Trusts Bill Jordan, with Amanda Gaskins, customer sales development manager from Pace Fuelcare ANL-140608-140903001

Norfolk Wildlife Trusts Bill Jordan, with Amanda Gaskins, customer sales development manager from Pace Fuelcare ANL-140608-140903001

The surrounds of Pace Fuelcare’s rebuilt depot in Lynn, is set to become part of a Living Landscape, providing a stepping stone for wildlife.

The fuel and lubricant distributor in Estuary Road has teamed up with Norfolk Wildlife Trust to make sure the land is transformed into the ultimate haven for animal and plant life.

The trust was searching for industrial areas, with no public access, to allow flora and fauna to thrive in the Gaywood Valley.

It is part of its Delivering Living Landscapes project, working to engage communities and businesses with landscape-scale conservation by providing opportunities to take action for wildlife.

Amanda Gaskins, customer sales development manager at Pace Fuelcare, suggested the company should put its land forward as it was perfect for the project.

Serena Scott, regional domestic manager of Pace Fuelcare, said: “As a company, we are keen to enrich the areas we serve. Turning the landscape around our depot into a haven for wildlife will ensure our natural environment stays rich and diverse for future generations in King’s Lynn.

“We are really looking forward to working with Norfolk Wildlife Trust to ensure the area flourishes.”

Head of development for the trust, Nik Khandpur said: “We were thrilled when Pace Fuelcare approached us, offering the depot’s surroundings, which are ideally placed to benefit wildlife in the Gaywood Valley Living Landscape.

“Our ecological consultancy, Norfolk Wildlife Services, will be surveying the site and working closely with Pace Fuelcare’s staff to ensure this land fulfils its potential for wildlife.

“The real strength of a Living Landscape comes from the combined impact of individuals, businesses and community organisations acting in partnership. We want to create a network of wildlife-rich habitats where wildlife can flourish and move. The whole really is much greater than the sum of the individual parts.

“Through small and large actions, often led by local people, this vision of a whole landscape richer in wildlife can be achieved.”

 

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