Walking through a sunny Falling Sands Nature Area this morning, I looked up at the new houses along the top of the high Lower Stour Valley bank and realised what a marvellous view some of the residents have of Wilden Marsh. I am thankful that the River Stour and Worcestershire and Staffordshire canal act as a barrier between the marsh and the industrial and residential estates along the west bank. The site of the old sugar factory is a new combined residential and industrial estate in the final stages of completion.
We are now faced with the threat of the Lagoon Field also being turned over to residential/industrial use. The thought is terrifying! It would be a huge mistake and very bad news for Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve and the south to north wildlife corridor it is part of. I am unable to come to terms with the fact that this development is even being considered as a viable option by the powers that control many of our lives.
Anyway, I shrugged off this depressing thought and considered the next positive step towards changing the minds of decision makers behind the Proposed Development of the Lagoon Field alongside Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The straw pole is now closed, but there is still time (until 14th August) to register your comments and objections, with Wyre Forest District Planning Derartment, to the Proposed Development of the Lagoon Field alongside Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest: Here!
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