Natural England u-turns over grouse moor habitats assessment

Natural England has backtracked on its support for a vehicle path through a protected wildlife site on a grouse moor shooting estate in light of a landmark court ruling and a second habitats assessment

Walshaw Moor is in the South Pennine Moors special area of conservation. Photograph: Tim Green/Flickr
Walshaw Moor is in the South Pennine Moors special area of conservation

Natural England has backtracked on its support for a vehicle path through a protected wildlife site on a grouse moor shooting estate in light of a landmark court ruling and a second habitats assessment.  

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