“I am delighted to have acquired the foreshore for our client who is a keen conservationist,” he said. “He is very happy to allow the continuation of the current sporting use by the Wentlooge Wildfowl and Conservation Association who have leased it for many years and will continue to do so.”
Mat Holloway, Secretary of the Wentloog Wildfowling & Conservation Association said, “The new owner is an old friend of our Club and we are delighted and grateful that he is keen for us to continue our conservation and sporting activities on this very special stretch of foreshore.”
The land comprises beach, mudflats and salt marshes and The Wales Coastal Path runs along the shoreline. It is within the area of the proposed Cardiff Tidal Power Lagoon. The auction was held by Paul Fosh Auctions in Cardiff on 24 March.
Pictured: Mudflats on Wentloog foreshore; Wentloog Wildfowlers and Gwent Wildlife Trust members tidy up the foreshore; Roger Thomas of Cooke & Arkwright