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Turnchapel, Hooe & Oreston neighbourhood development plan – Deadline 30th March!

Turnchapel, Hooe & Oreston neighbourhood development plan – Deadline 30th March!

It’s time to get involved and have your say regarding a document on the Sustainable Neighbourhood Development Plan for Turnchapel, Hooe and Oreston. This document outlines Plymouth County Councils assesment of the area and plans for development. There is a deadline of the 30th March 2011 to have your say and comments on the proposals for the area. An important part of PCC Local Development Framework (LDF) is making sure that everyone has an opportunity to get involved. Part of the document relates to…

March 16, 2011 | By | 10 Replies More
Hooe Quarry Clearing Activity – Legality?

Hooe Quarry Clearing Activity – Legality?

Are you aware of what has been happening in Hooe Quarry over the past week or so? We have been made aware of recent activity in Hooe Quarry that may be detrimental to the nesting bird population and illegal. It would appear that the owner of the site has contracted people to cut back the […]

March 3, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Do Buzzards Eat Chickens?

Do Buzzards Eat Chickens?

Following on from the sad post about the Buzzard and a trip to Plymouth Museum here are the photo’s of the Buzzard that came swooping around us and the garden.  The Buzzard stayed around for a good 10-15 minutes just looking at us and the chickens!  I don’t know if it too was hungry or […]

March 2, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
A Buzzard’s sad tale, and a trip to Plymouth Museum

A Buzzard’s sad tale, and a trip to Plymouth Museum

Just after the cold spell recently we found a Buzzard hopping around the garden, it did not seem distressed, but allowed us to pick it up and place it in a safe area with food. Sadly a few hours later it had died. We had heard reports that there had been a buzzard in Radford […]

February 25, 2011 | By | Reply More
Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) devouring its prey

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) devouring its prey

Over the years I have many times come across circles of feathers on the ground,  all that remained of an unfortunate bird, more often than not a pigeon. The culprit and the cause of what struggle had been played out had remained a mystery! Last October on Hooelake I finally spotted one of the culprits […]

February 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
Radford, The Harris Family, Drake and Raleigh!

Radford, The Harris Family, Drake and Raleigh!

The early history of Radford is not very well documented. There have been various Roman and Bronze age references and undoubtedly, because of the location of Radford, it is likely that various settlements would have existed. Easy access to the sea and good cultivation and grazing land would have been very attractive to early man. […]

February 6, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Hooe Lake Planning Study

Hooe Lake Planning Study

The Planning Study from March 1993 highlights some important species of Flora & Fauna that can be found on Hooe & Radford Lake On the Eastern shore of Hooe Lake The limestone sea wall supports a good population of the locally-rare Sea Hard-grass and the Pointed Snail,- ‘Chochlicella acuta’. The south west-facing dry bank running […]

February 1, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Oreston and Pomphlett roundabout rush hour traffic.

Oreston and Pomphlett roundabout rush hour traffic.

An ever increasing problem for drivers from Oreston, Radford, Plymstock and surrounding areas is the build up of traffic on to Pomphlett roundabout. The traffic situation at peak times has been bad for a long time now even prior to the workings of the East End Transport Scheme.  It will only be exacerbated further by […]

January 7, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Construction work on Hooe Lake

Construction work on Hooe Lake

Contractors on Estate please co-operate… This is to update you regarding the contracting work being carried out by Champion on the Hooe Lake Estate.  They are constructing the footpath from the bottom of Lower Saltram (the wooden gate ) to the area in front of the Castle, that was part of the original planning permission. […]

December 7, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Ghosts and Myths of Radford House & Hooe Lake

Ghosts and Myths of Radford House & Hooe Lake

GHOSTS AND MYTHS OF RADFORD HOUSE There are several ghosts associated with Radford which considering its age and history is not so surprising. Take the ghost of a monk in full habit who was seen on many occasions to be at the Radford lodge gates but no one ever saw his face! Servants at the […]

October 31, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More