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After our nine year battle we heard yesterday that the Department of the Environment has decided Coxley meadow should go for building land. The builder's metal fence panels went up straight away.
I'd like to think that I did what I could to save it, but I'm sorry now that I didn't explain the ecological impact of brick and tarmac on woodland edge habitat in a more understandable way. Some people literally 'can't see the wood for the trees'. To me the meadow is essential to the ecology of the wood as so many creatures shelter in the wood but forage in the meadow; Green Woodpecker, Tawny Owl, bats and so on. In nature everything is connected. So much of our woodland wildlife actually prefers the woodland edge.