Kingsley Bird and Falconry Centre.

Kingsley Bird and Falconry Centre.

Once a more expansive site than presently this laudable facility suffers from the geography of its position. In the past it has been necessary to negotiate a slight redirection of the Staffordshire Way to prevent any conflict between the animals and the public. Sadly without a substantial expenditure, presumably beyond the charitable funds of the site operators increased parking facilities and road conditions will limit this site extending a welcome to many more visitors. The extremely steep position of the Sanctuary already seriously limits physical expansion. Deep incisions into the hillside have been necessary to accommodate the display areas. Walking access across the site is by steep and narrow paths.
Whilst wishing the Sanctuary continued success in the excellent work it already does substantially increasing traffic flows can only damage and detract from the area. Car access from either end of the road is very restricted with a virtually single track road coupled with poor sight lines. At the road junction with the A52 between Kingsley and Froghall the motorist is met by a very steeply descending road from the right and a very limited view
towards Froghall. Pedestrians are similarly at risk.

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