Thursday, 16 April 2015

Is this any way to treat "one of the most important conservation sites in Europe"?


Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Area of Conservation and a Special Protection Area, this area represents one of the most important conservation sites in Europe.
And yet these photographs show just what's happening on the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths. You would never know that Aggregate Industries had already been paid millions of pounds of public money to stop quarrying on the Common. Operations like this - especially without any adjoining active quarry to justify a continued presence - have no place in such important areas for nature, locals and visitors alike.

Why did DCC ever think that repeatedly allowing AI to carry on operating here was a good idea?