I will apologise upfront if I've over stepped the mark. Many of you will be aware that I live too near to HS2 construction along with incessant housing and commercial developments, many are on the back of HS2.
The ongoing and never ending demise of the countryside is in my opinion, so desperate that Coleshill, Meriden, Coventry, Kenilworth, Leamington and Warwick will all become part of the Birmingham Metropolis.
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I dont think you would be surprised since I do conservation news sometimes. And even petitions by the Wildlife Trust and other Conservation Charitys sometimes if they need more people to raise awareness or sign and share them. But I have signed it aswell. It’s good that the goverment are trying to help achieve Its Legal commitments to
Nature’s recovery but I don’t think they really thought things through very well as in how the targets might affect Wildlife in the meantime until they have achieved the legal commitments to Nature’s recovery
In reply to Germain:
Germain said:Done, I drove 'around' Birmingham the other week - the size, sprawl and development/expansion is depressing. It actually felt like the longest part of my whole 4 hour drive
Thank you on behalf of the Wildlife Trust, and me
I am only a few miles East of B'ham, so you've seen first hand the sprawl, more like urban mess, I have to endure.
Forty years ago, it was a ten minute walk to the countryside, today, its almost a thirty minute drive, and there's a lot more to come on the back of HS2.
In reply to Linda257:
Linda257 said:Done ;-)
In reply to Zo Clark:
Zo Clark said:
Thank you on behalf of the Wildlife Trust, and me.
Sadly Zo, the government's attempts fall very short, to the point of, not even a token gesture for nature. If you look deeper into it, there's more scope for house building than nature in any shape or form.
I was having a very good chat with someone from my local Wildlife Trust very recently, and I thought things were bad, until she shown me some other things, which are really concerning, from a countryside and nature perspective.
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