Today, Mr. Justice Collins delivered his judgment in the case of Western Power Distribution Investments Ltd. vs the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW). Western Power had taken CCW to the High Court in London to try and overturn CCW's designation of the reservoir embankments as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for their spectacular array of grassland fungi. In a 12 page judgment, Mr Justice Collins dismissed their claim, agreed that the site was of international importance for its waxcap fungi, and supported CCWs notification. The full judgment can be read by clicking here.
CCW has put a tremendous amount of time, effort and public resources into protecting the reservoir embankments for their biodiversity interest. The Reservoir Action Group are very grateful for the professionalism and dedication shown by their staff in protecting this extra-ordinary local asset. Thank you CCW.