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Kuli Kohli writes about what the countryside means to her
A quarter of a million homes are planned to be built on Green Belt land.
Our report on the future of the #planning system is now available.
🖥️Read it here: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5802/cmselect/cmcomloc/38/3802.htm
They don’t move on. They don’t find somewhere new to live. They don’t establish new territory.
They die. With each square metre of new concrete and tarmac. With each metre of hedge ripped out. With each pond filled in. They die.
And so do we. https://twitter.com/woodlandbirder/status/1401955328061739014
Extraordinary moment as Rugeley Power Station's cooling towers demolished. New era, new low carbon 2,300 house development & 27 hect. nature reserve with river, woodland & grassland restoration with @StaffsWildlife. More than 20% net gain for wildlife @ENGIE_UK 😃
Rugeley Power Station's huge cooling towers, visible from miles away and something of a local landmark, were demolished today. 2,300 new low-carbon homes and a new school will be built on the site.
Zero Carbon Rugeley project: http://www.rugeleypower.com/zero-carbon-rugeley-project/
60 seconds of film to show you what we’ll lose if development goes ahead. @ChrisGPackham were a #community fighting to protect #wildlife and #habitats Please #retweet
#ForNature #Leeds #NationalHedgerowWeek #bbcspringwatch #nature
Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay, a good time to sing the praises of the humble hedgerow. They're an integral part of the landscape and provide valuable habitats for wildlife. We'd like to see a 40% increase in the extent of hedgerows by 2050 to help tackle the climate emergency.
West Midlands councils say they cannot meet housing targets set by the government without building on the Green Belt, whereas @mhclg said last week that Green Belt decisions will remain with councils and communities 🧐 https://mhclgmedia.blog.gov.uk/2021/05/25/response-to-the-times-front-page-on-housing-building-target-analysis-by-the-campaign-to-protect-rural-england/
Countries with all-in #DepositReturn schemes recycle more than England. Let’s get a move on, @BorisJohnson. Implement an all-in system ASAP and boost recycling to over 90%. @CPRE https://www.cpre.org.uk/news/drs-is-delayed-again-2021/
📷: a reverse vending machine in Norway and our 2019 Green Clean litter pick
During #VolunteersWeek we say thank you to all our amazing volunteers, past and present. We're currently looking for a volunteer treasurer, and volunteers to help us with a project to breathe new life into the Staffordshire Way. #StaffordshireHour https://www.cprestaffordshire.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering/
The combined length of UK roadside verges would cover an area the size of Dorset, so there's huge potential to create habitats for wildlife. The biodiversity of verges will depend on how they're managed, which is the subject of this excellent investigation by Inkcap. @EntoProf
#HS2 must up its game when communicating with farmers after damning report @NFUtweets @clamidlands https://www.farming.co.uk/news/hs2-must-up-its-game-when-communicating-with-farmers-after-damning-report
The beauty of our natural landscapes and solving the climate emergency must not be forced into conflict with each other. @cpredevon have produced a video about the impact of large solar farms on the countryside: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFgM5hO2e1Y
These useful responses expose the developers’ myth that building more houses on greenfield sites is the solution to lowering house prices. It isn’t. The bulk builders are the only beneficiaries from ‘build,build, build’ @RosieP4 @ExplorerDale @CPRE
The UK has the dubious distinction of being one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world, with 41% of species studied in decline. Let's turn this around. #StateofNature
More than 1,700 people object to green space sell off plans https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/more-1700-people-object-green-5467021?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar
TOGETHER we can get the #StateofNature trending on Twitter!
If YOU see this, PLEASE RT and join us on Saturday between 7pm & 9pm to create a storm that protects nature:
There’s a gulf between the wonderful richness of nature on Springwatch and the urgent biodiversity crisis unfolding off camera. My article in today’s Guardian @RosieP4 @ExplorerDale #ecologicalemergency #saveourcountryside https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/26/springwatch-succour-souls-bbc-nature-threat-human-development
Going to be speaking at the first Nature Defenders webinar tonight. It’s open to any grassroots nature protectors to learn more about how the law affects their campaigns: if you want to learn more about nature protection and the law, do sign up at the link in the tweets below. https://twitter.com/LawForNature/status/1397518221713018892
Can you pledge to #BeeTheChange and help our bumblebee VIPs (Very Important Pollinators)? Perhaps not by 'planting' plastic flowers like these ones sighted in Stafford yesterday! @BumblebeeTrust
@londonyimby The problem is that what is built is NOT your lovely gentle density as shown in your pictures, it's car dependant, land profligate, carbon hungry, expensive sprawl.