It would appear that plans are afoot to attempt again to gain permission to build a data centre on a green field site up the road from my house.
Furthermore, this article in my local paper expands across more of the local green belt to provide more business development space and even housing.
There are more than sufficient brown field sites in the local area. Disused mills, demolished and run down housing and industrial areas that would be brought a new lease of life by this kind of housing or business development.
Instead, we are left fighting to protect our ever decreasing rural greenery.
The coalition government started the year with plans to sell off our nation’s forests; I worry now that this thinking will allow the developers to win their applications to build on our local green spaces.
This so called “age of austerity” could have a far more damaging impact than we might think.
I posted the entry below, the last time the Data Centre application was made.
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