RSPB concern to bird populations if Lydd airport is allowed to expand

Lydd Airport is located near to the Dungeness to Pett Levels Special Protection
Area (SPA), designated for its internationally important bird populations, and
the Dungeness Special Area of Conservation (SAC), designated for its great crested
newt populations and rare shingle habitat.   The proposed runway extension would
result in the loss of part of the Dungeness SAC, and the destruction of part of
the Dungeness Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), designated for its geological
importance.   The significant bird populations in the area pose a potentially serious
bird strike risk, if any expansion of Lydd airport is undertaken.   (RSPB)


RSPB information about Lydd and birds