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Local Businessman Purchases 5.8 Acres to Create a Mini Nature Reserve in Gower


With a long running and successful career in the property sector, Jason Williams is no stranger to the acquisition process but a recent transaction sees the director and qualified chartered surveyor fulfil a personal passion.

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Mr Williams, who is one of the founding members of leading estate agent and chartered surveyor Mallard Properties, has privately purchased 5.8 acres of woodland and pasture near Bishopston in Gower. The land was acquired from local resident and environmentalist, Mr Tony Hall.

 “I’m local to Bishopston, in fact, this area is part of me and I have a huge interest in local wildlife and the surrounding countryside. I spend many enjoyable hours walking around Gower and this recent purchase gives me the opportunity to do something positive and create a mini reserve in the heart of an already beautiful area,” said Jason.

Gower and the wider West Glamorgan region is home to more than 25 nature reserves and an abundance of wildlife and plant species. The area purchased by Mr Williams contains a diverse flora ranging from broad leaf trees like ash and oak to wildflowers and other plant life. Foxes, badgers, owls, birds, insects and even snakes are also abundant throughout the woodland and pasture.

Jason added,

“I am currently in the process of commissioning an arboriculturalist to produce a report that will help improve the management of the plants and woodland before submitting a planning application to the local authority. We are also going to be working closely with The Woodland Trust to plant additional tree species.”