The beautiful and rare grass chalk land at High Meadow Local Nature Reserve was extended during 2013/14 by the White Cliff Country Partnership in phase one of a National Lottery funded project initiated by Dover Town Council, which owns the land and hopes to restore it to how it was in the 1950s. This first phase involved the removal of dilapidated structures and the installation of stock fencing. Phase 2 requires a further clearing of scrub, rubbish and hazardous materials on the chalk land lying west of Noah’s Ark Road. One of the most positive results of this upcoming phase is that it will connect High Meadow, Whinless Down and Nemo Down to form 62 hectares of continuous chalk grassland much of which will be available for recreational use by local people.
This grassland has existed for hundreds, or even thousands of years and when well-maintained, is one of the most naturally rich habitats for flora and fauna, including many rare butterflies and exquisite orchids. There is an opportunity for qualified undertakings to bid for the clearance work allowing this exceptional land to be enjoyed by generations to come.
The Deadline for Tenders is 12 midday Friday 4th September 2015.