While not in any way intending to start a campaign, I am concerned about some amazing birding fields about 20 minutes from home that are under threat from 5000 houses and a major feeder road – but that’s alright, says a local politician, because there will 10% green space amongst the houses and that’s just fine. Right.

What I am doing is trying to collate the information there is about the wildlife on the Kestrel Fields (as I know them, they don’t have a formal designation) in the hope that when a campaign run by experienced people does get under way, as it will, the information will bolster their message.

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