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End of an era?


land sale copy

Having not blogged about the lane for some time (due to my FTP problems) it is sad to recommence with the possible end of the field as we know it, but it appears that the council are minded to sell the field for development. Granted, this has been on the cards for some time but it will be a shame.

The land in question was marked as a paddock on deed maps so was probably used by Patrick for his horses. The flora would support that, with the healthy nettle crop suggesting a nitrogen-rich environment. Whilst there are few rare species there, it does host colonies of bees, butterflies and ladybirds which are becoming declining nationally.