In September, we paused preparatory ecological works on the Lower Broadwater at Panshanger Park while we met with statutory consultees and local stakeholders to consult on our approved proposals for mineral extraction and restoration. Following these meetings, we have carefully considered the feedback we have received, and have decided not to extract the mineral between the Lower Broadwater and the mineral extraction area immediately to the south. As this is a change to our approved working and restoration plan for the Park, we will need to ensure that these changes are shown on an amended plan which will need to be submitted and approved by the County Council. This process may take some months to resolve but the key aim is to ensure that we maintain and conserve the historic Repton landscape.
We would like to thank statutory consultees and local stakeholders for engaging with us on this issue. We are proud of our ongoing restoration and stewardship of Panshanger Park, and see it as a very special place to visit.