Tuesday, 28 November 2006

Thurrock Marshes Threat

Walwyn - Bird threatened by Development (2006)Here's an interesting use of art to punch home another threat to UK wildlife. "Walwyn" has superimposed metal tracks over a photo of a wild bird to promote a campaign aimed at protecting part of Thurrock Marshes from a massive and unwelcome development by Royal Mail. Unfortunately, the area under threat is a "brownfield" site - one that has been built on, then abandoned - which makes it difficult to protect. The powers that be haven't woken up to the fact that UK wildlife is under such pressure that it needs the habitats afforded by ecologically important brownfield sites. To learn more and to sign an online petition to save this important site, click the title link for Buglife.


At 1/12/06, Blogger weggis said...

There's hope yet.
The Planning Inspector has just overturned Approval by Redbridge Council for a housing development on the brownest of brown sites in Roding Lane North.

At 2/12/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Great news! Good for the Planning Inspector. Redbridge Council are a bunch of vandals when it comes to the River Roding, despite their claims to being green. The floods are their fault. But will they accept responsibity? No way.


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