|This part has no fencing yet and the daffs are just blooming|
Last week as I left our estate I looked to the other side of the road and saw a man putting metal fencing around the perimeter of the only green place I see before I come to the ugly warehouse buildings that hold,B&M Stores, Matalan, Lidl and Carpetwise. Although these large shops are sometimes handy I enjoy green spaces too.
|Just across the road from entrance to our estate|
|The dark patch is daffodils that will never bloom|
In a few weeks this space would have been awash with daffodils and green leafy trees. This green hilly space has always been here. The council houses which were behind it were demolished and private housing built in their place. Not that I'm complaining about that, it was a very run down council estate and the whole area has been much quieter since it has been changed.
Even although I saw the advertising board going up for new homes I still couldn't believe they would build there,as well as it being on a hill the new apartments overlooking it will have their view spoiled.
|From opposite direction. Fencing in distance|
A few days later and my worst fears were confirmed. Diggers were out working the land and I was surprised how quickly they had flattened it.
I can just imagine the goings on at the planning department.
" Oh no one uses it so no one will miss it."
" No they can't complain about losing it or their children losing a play area,it's on a hill for god's sake!"
"Hill? No problem,we'll soon flatten that"
"Who's going to care about trees and daffodils?"
This area is named by the council as, " The Corridor of Opportunity" they even have road signs telling you this. Opportunity for the big fat cats to build and make money,never mind thinking of informing the community first.
At the moment only part of the green space has people working on it and I can't see on the builder's website if they intend to use it all,I hope not.
One of my blogger friends Carol Hedges has been fighting the local planners and council for some time now and discovered that it's not easy to change things when big business is involved. She has been heroic in her efforts even speaking up in court to stop them using her green dear space.
Sometime soon our doors will be knocked and we will be asked if we are voting Yes or No for Scottish Independence. I'm so annoyed at this green place being built on that I'm reminded of something we used to say years ago, " Divorce the devil and then marry his brother" Why would you?
I have no idea which way to vote but I'm so glad I got that off my chest today.