Hundreds back online petition to save colony of badgers in Kidlington

Webbs Way residents, from left, Linda and Keiron Ward, Matt Hunt, and Anne and Paul Webb

Webbs Way residents, from left, Linda and Keiron Ward, Matt Hunt, and Anne and Paul Webb

First published in News The Oxford Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter covering Blackbird Leys and Greater Leys. Call me on 01865 425403

AN ARTIFICIAL badger sett will have to be created if a developer is to go ahead with plans to build a house.

Graham Flint, the director of Pye Homes, has already received planning permission to build a five-bed property in Webbs Way, Kidlington, which will be his family home.

But more than 1,200 people have now signed an online petition urging Natural England not to grant the necessary licence he needs.

It states: “All over the country wildlife is losing out in the relentless march to build more and more houses.

“We are trying to save a large colony of badgers from being destroyed to build one house.”

Webbs Way resident Linda Ward set up the petition. She said: “They have lived here for an awfully long time. It’s just not appropriate to remove them just for one property.”

The 59-year-old said: “It’s about raising awareness about this massively important sett. It shows I’m not the only one with an issue here.”

Another resident Paul Webb, 50, added: “The badgers don’t have a voice for themselves and can’t stand up for themselves. Their long-term future is bleak.”

Mr Flint was granted planning permission by Cherwell District Council last November after two previous refusals but with the condition that he receives a licence from Natural England to remove the badgers.

A spokesman for Natural England said that each licence is issued depending on the merits of the case but would not comment on the Kidlington plans.

Its website states: “It is a criminal offence to intentionally or recklessly interfere with a sett. The law does not permit licences to capture badgers for development purposes, so physically moving them out of the way of development is not an option.”

If he receives a licence, Mr Flint will have to build an artificial sett.

He said: “The process has to be signed off by Natural England experts – a replacement sett built to a specification – and then we have to show the badgers have used the sett. We also need to show that the old sett has not been used for a period of time before carefully decommissioning it in a controlled manner.”

He said he was disappointed with the petition and said that many of the points raised have already been addressed in proposals.

Julia Hammett, of the Oxfordshire Badger Group, said: “Almost two-thirds of the site is a well-established, large, main badger sett.

“We feel that closing a main sett and trying to move the badgers to an artificial sett is rarely successful and that the long-term future of these badgers is uncertain.

“We urge the developer to listen to the residents and leave this site alone.”

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9:03am Wed 19 Mar 14

Quentin Walker says...

We recently had a very expensive cull on badgers - about £2,000 per animal. Now we are building homes for them. What is going on?
We recently had a very expensive cull on badgers - about £2,000 per animal. Now we are building homes for them. What is going on? Quentin Walker
  • Score: 28

11:32am Wed 19 Mar 14

StanleyGR says...

I'm afraid this smells of foul play towards Flint. This story should be called 'save our view' NOT our badgers because that is the long and short of it.

People, this is NOT about the KIDLINGTON badger set - wake up and smell the coffee.
I'm afraid this smells of foul play towards Flint. This story should be called 'save our view' NOT our badgers because that is the long and short of it. People, this is NOT about the KIDLINGTON badger set - wake up and smell the coffee. StanleyGR
  • Score: 18

12:55pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

The notorious Oxfordshire branch of the CPRE always remain remarkably silent on the issue of badgers.

I'd be really interested to know their position. Perhaps Helen would prepare another article for the paper to explain it.
The notorious Oxfordshire branch of the CPRE always remain remarkably silent on the issue of badgers. I'd be really interested to know their position. Perhaps Helen would prepare another article for the paper to explain it. Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: -10

5:08pm Wed 19 Mar 14

King Joke says...

StanleyGR wrote:
I'm afraid this smells of foul play towards Flint. This story should be called 'save our view' NOT our badgers because that is the long and short of it.

People, this is NOT about the KIDLINGTON badger set - wake up and smell the coffee.
And your evidence they are not bothered about the badgers is?
[quote][p][bold]StanleyGR[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this smells of foul play towards Flint. This story should be called 'save our view' NOT our badgers because that is the long and short of it. People, this is NOT about the KIDLINGTON badger set - wake up and smell the coffee.[/p][/quote]And your evidence they are not bothered about the badgers is? King Joke
  • Score: 5

7:28pm Wed 19 Mar 14

The Head says...

Badgers
Badgers The Head
  • Score: 0

7:40pm Wed 19 Mar 14

The Head says...

Badgers although protected are not endangered in any way, they are prolific breeders, they are as tough as old boots and will survive whatever happens, isn't the builder providing them a lovely new home anyhow?
Come on people ...... This is not about badgers....... NIMBYISM is at work here.
Don't fall for this little fluffy wuffy cute animal story, look for the truth, weren't we culling badgers in a neighbouring county a couple of months ago? at least these guys are being rehoused and not shot.... As it is a builder constructing their new home will they get all mod cons ? Solar power? Central heating ?
Badgers although protected are not endangered in any way, they are prolific breeders, they are as tough as old boots and will survive whatever happens, isn't the builder providing them a lovely new home anyhow? Come on people ...... This is not about badgers....... NIMBYISM is at work here. Don't fall for this little fluffy wuffy cute animal story, look for the truth, weren't we culling badgers in a neighbouring county a couple of months ago? at least these guys are being rehoused and not shot.... As it is a builder constructing their new home will they get all mod cons ? Solar power? Central heating ? The Head
  • Score: 11

8:09pm Wed 19 Mar 14

crunchiebarr says...

If you are familiar with the area then you'd more than aware there is no view to save, it is about protecting the greenbelt and wildlife for future generations. As for foul play towards Flint......perhaps it's you who should wake up and smell the coffee.
If you are familiar with the area then you'd more than aware there is no view to save, it is about protecting the greenbelt and wildlife for future generations. As for foul play towards Flint......perhaps it's you who should wake up and smell the coffee. crunchiebarr
  • Score: 0

8:18pm Wed 19 Mar 14

crunchiebarr says...

The Head wrote:
Badgers although protected are not endangered in any way, they are prolific breeders, they are as tough as old boots and will survive whatever happens, isn't the builder providing them a lovely new home anyhow?
Come on people ...... This is not about badgers....... NIMBYISM is at work here.
Don't fall for this little fluffy wuffy cute animal story, look for the truth, weren't we culling badgers in a neighbouring county a couple of months ago? at least these guys are being rehoused and not shot.... As it is a builder constructing their new home will they get all mod cons ? Solar power? Central heating ?
This is simply not true. Natural England have in place from December 1st to June 30th a closed season to protect them while breeding. What other wildlife animal has this ? Futhermore, there is no case of NIMBYISM.....it's simply about protecting the greenbelt and wildlife for future generations.
[quote][p][bold]The Head[/bold] wrote: Badgers although protected are not endangered in any way, they are prolific breeders, they are as tough as old boots and will survive whatever happens, isn't the builder providing them a lovely new home anyhow? Come on people ...... This is not about badgers....... NIMBYISM is at work here. Don't fall for this little fluffy wuffy cute animal story, look for the truth, weren't we culling badgers in a neighbouring county a couple of months ago? at least these guys are being rehoused and not shot.... As it is a builder constructing their new home will they get all mod cons ? Solar power? Central heating ?[/p][/quote]This is simply not true. Natural England have in place from December 1st to June 30th a closed season to protect them while breeding. What other wildlife animal has this ? Futhermore, there is no case of NIMBYISM.....it's simply about protecting the greenbelt and wildlife for future generations. crunchiebarr
  • Score: -3

8:49pm Wed 19 Mar 14

The Head says...

crunchiebarr wrote:
The Head wrote:
Badgers although protected are not endangered in any way, they are prolific breeders, they are as tough as old boots and will survive whatever happens, isn't the builder providing them a lovely new home anyhow?
Come on people ...... This is not about badgers....... NIMBYISM is at work here.
Don't fall for this little fluffy wuffy cute animal story, look for the truth, weren't we culling badgers in a neighbouring county a couple of months ago? at least these guys are being rehoused and not shot.... As it is a builder constructing their new home will they get all mod cons ? Solar power? Central heating ?
This is simply not true. Natural England have in place from December 1st to June 30th a closed season to protect them while breeding. What other wildlife animal has this ? Futhermore, there is no case of NIMBYISM.....it's simply about protecting the greenbelt and wildlife for future generations.
IT MOST CERTAINLY IS TRUE

What other wildlife is protected in breeding season?......loads and loads look it up, start with bats,squirrels,mice,
newts,deer,boar,toad
s. I could go on but I do not need the education
Did the Kidlington badger lovers protest about the culling or the disturbance of any sets elsewhere in the country ? If not, this makes them Nimbys.
[quote][p][bold]crunchiebarr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Head[/bold] wrote: Badgers although protected are not endangered in any way, they are prolific breeders, they are as tough as old boots and will survive whatever happens, isn't the builder providing them a lovely new home anyhow? Come on people ...... This is not about badgers....... NIMBYISM is at work here. Don't fall for this little fluffy wuffy cute animal story, look for the truth, weren't we culling badgers in a neighbouring county a couple of months ago? at least these guys are being rehoused and not shot.... As it is a builder constructing their new home will they get all mod cons ? Solar power? Central heating ?[/p][/quote]This is simply not true. Natural England have in place from December 1st to June 30th a closed season to protect them while breeding. What other wildlife animal has this ? Futhermore, there is no case of NIMBYISM.....it's simply about protecting the greenbelt and wildlife for future generations.[/p][/quote]IT MOST CERTAINLY IS TRUE What other wildlife is protected in breeding season?......loads and loads look it up, start with bats,squirrels,mice, newts,deer,boar,toad s. I could go on but I do not need the education Did the Kidlington badger lovers protest about the culling or the disturbance of any sets elsewhere in the country ? If not, this makes them Nimbys. The Head
  • Score: 12

10:04am Thu 20 Mar 14

Linda Ward says...

As author of the petition just like to say this really is for the badgers. I'm a member of the Badger Trust and have actively follow and support the anti-cull groups. Pye were pressuring to fence off the badger sett (which covers 2/3rds of the 0.2 hectate site sin order to start building works as early as possible. They would be working with heavy plant equipment in the immediate area. In discussion with the local badger group we agreed publicity might help prevent an 'accident'. I decided I could not ignore the plight of the badgers who share my own back yard while taking part in a recent stop the cull march. Call that being NIMBY if you must.

Its the extent of this main sett that makes it important - important enough to question whether or not it should be destroyed just to build a single house.

The sett is in a very private and closed off corner of the Kidlington Church Street Conservation area. It is hardly overlooked at all. Flints' new house wont impact on the view of any of the residents closely involved in this effort. We will continue to fight to defend the greenbelt but that is for another day. Right now the badgers interests come first. Linda
As author of the petition just like to say this really is for the badgers. I'm a member of the Badger Trust and have actively follow and support the anti-cull groups. Pye were pressuring to fence off the badger sett (which covers 2/3rds of the 0.2 hectate site sin order to start building works as early as possible. They would be working with heavy plant equipment in the immediate area. In discussion with the local badger group we agreed publicity might help prevent an 'accident'. I decided I could not ignore the plight of the badgers who share my own back yard while taking part in a recent stop the cull march. Call that being NIMBY if you must. Its the extent of this main sett that makes it important - important enough to question whether or not it should be destroyed just to build a single house. The sett is in a very private and closed off corner of the Kidlington Church Street Conservation area. It is hardly overlooked at all. Flints' new house wont impact on the view of any of the residents closely involved in this effort. We will continue to fight to defend the greenbelt but that is for another day. Right now the badgers interests come first. Linda Linda Ward
  • Score: 0

12:19pm Thu 20 Mar 14

StanleyGR says...

Destroyed and rebuilt. Have you ever considered that badgers may have lived under your own houses before you all moved in to enjoy the countryside?

The people in your photo up top are NOT badgers lovers. How many of the five pictures are part of the Badge Group and have been prior to this set?

The builder, as I understand it, have enlisted at cost to themselves, a number of 'experts' not 'lovers' - leave the experts to decide the next chapter and stop trying to take the law into their own hands. If what they are doing is unlawful, they'll be told as much.
Destroyed and rebuilt. Have you ever considered that badgers may have lived under your own houses before you all moved in to enjoy the countryside? The people in your photo up top are NOT badgers lovers. How many of the five pictures are part of the Badge Group and have been prior to this set? The builder, as I understand it, have enlisted at cost to themselves, a number of 'experts' not 'lovers' - leave the experts to decide the next chapter and stop trying to take the law into their own hands. If what they are doing is unlawful, they'll be told as much. StanleyGR
  • Score: 9

12:28pm Thu 20 Mar 14

StanleyGR says...

King Joke wrote:
StanleyGR wrote:
I'm afraid this smells of foul play towards Flint. This story should be called 'save our view' NOT our badgers because that is the long and short of it.

People, this is NOT about the KIDLINGTON badger set - wake up and smell the coffee.
And your evidence they are not bothered about the badgers is?
I see this all too often. This application has been controversial from day one with the residents up in arms about one thing or another. The badgers are just the latest thing. Once the badgers are moved I dare say they'll have a problem with the colour of the bricks being used.
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StanleyGR[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this smells of foul play towards Flint. This story should be called 'save our view' NOT our badgers because that is the long and short of it. People, this is NOT about the KIDLINGTON badger set - wake up and smell the coffee.[/p][/quote]And your evidence they are not bothered about the badgers is?[/p][/quote]I see this all too often. This application has been controversial from day one with the residents up in arms about one thing or another. The badgers are just the latest thing. Once the badgers are moved I dare say they'll have a problem with the colour of the bricks being used. StanleyGR
  • Score: 10

5:58pm Thu 20 Mar 14

The Head says...

StanleyGR wrote:
King Joke wrote:
StanleyGR wrote:
I'm afraid this smells of foul play towards Flint. This story should be called 'save our view' NOT our badgers because that is the long and short of it.

People, this is NOT about the KIDLINGTON badger set - wake up and smell the coffee.
And your evidence they are not bothered about the badgers is?
I see this all too often. This application has been controversial from day one with the residents up in arms about one thing or another. The badgers are just the latest thing. Once the badgers are moved I dare say they'll have a problem with the colour of the bricks being used.
100% correct sir.
[quote][p][bold]StanleyGR[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StanleyGR[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this smells of foul play towards Flint. This story should be called 'save our view' NOT our badgers because that is the long and short of it. People, this is NOT about the KIDLINGTON badger set - wake up and smell the coffee.[/p][/quote]And your evidence they are not bothered about the badgers is?[/p][/quote]I see this all too often. This application has been controversial from day one with the residents up in arms about one thing or another. The badgers are just the latest thing. Once the badgers are moved I dare say they'll have a problem with the colour of the bricks being used.[/p][/quote]100% correct sir. The Head
  • Score: 9

10:17am Fri 21 Mar 14

King Joke says...

The Head wrote:
Badgers although protected are not endangered in any way, they are prolific breeders, they are as tough as old boots and will survive whatever happens, isn't the builder providing them a lovely new home anyhow?
Come on people ...... This is not about badgers....... NIMBYISM is at work here.
Don't fall for this little fluffy wuffy cute animal story, look for the truth, weren't we culling badgers in a neighbouring county a couple of months ago? at least these guys are being rehoused and not shot.... As it is a builder constructing their new home will they get all mod cons ? Solar power? Central heating ?
I hate the patronising tone adopted when people suggest protecting wildlife. I am well aware badgers are far from 'cute and fluffy' - quite the opposite in fact. That's hardly the point. THey are part of our natural heritage along with other animals like foxes, squirrels, voles and so on. As such they are worth protecting.

I would not relish a close encounter with any of the above, which is good as they are best left alone to get on with life in their own habitat.
[quote][p][bold]The Head[/bold] wrote: Badgers although protected are not endangered in any way, they are prolific breeders, they are as tough as old boots and will survive whatever happens, isn't the builder providing them a lovely new home anyhow? Come on people ...... This is not about badgers....... NIMBYISM is at work here. Don't fall for this little fluffy wuffy cute animal story, look for the truth, weren't we culling badgers in a neighbouring county a couple of months ago? at least these guys are being rehoused and not shot.... As it is a builder constructing their new home will they get all mod cons ? Solar power? Central heating ?[/p][/quote]I hate the patronising tone adopted when people suggest protecting wildlife. I am well aware badgers are far from 'cute and fluffy' - quite the opposite in fact. That's hardly the point. THey are part of our natural heritage along with other animals like foxes, squirrels, voles and so on. As such they are worth protecting. I would not relish a close encounter with any of the above, which is good as they are best left alone to get on with life in their own habitat. King Joke
  • Score: 9

2:08pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Mr R Head says...

The Head wrote:
StanleyGR wrote:
King Joke wrote:
StanleyGR wrote:
I'm afraid this smells of foul play towards Flint. This story should be called 'save our view' NOT our badgers because that is the long and short of it.

People, this is NOT about the KIDLINGTON badger set - wake up and smell the coffee.
And your evidence they are not bothered about the badgers is?
I see this all too often. This application has been controversial from day one with the residents up in arms about one thing or another. The badgers are just the latest thing. Once the badgers are moved I dare say they'll have a problem with the colour of the bricks being used.
100% correct sir.
I have never such a load of balderdash in my whole lifetime.
This is an extremely emotive issue for all concerned. The badgers need and deserve protection from people like Mr Flint otherwise they will have no-where to live. Added to which lets not forget people this is all about a single house which could easily be built elsewhere surely to goodness?
[quote][p][bold]The Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StanleyGR[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StanleyGR[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this smells of foul play towards Flint. This story should be called 'save our view' NOT our badgers because that is the long and short of it. People, this is NOT about the KIDLINGTON badger set - wake up and smell the coffee.[/p][/quote]And your evidence they are not bothered about the badgers is?[/p][/quote]I see this all too often. This application has been controversial from day one with the residents up in arms about one thing or another. The badgers are just the latest thing. Once the badgers are moved I dare say they'll have a problem with the colour of the bricks being used.[/p][/quote]100% correct sir.[/p][/quote]I have never such a load of balderdash in my whole lifetime. This is an extremely emotive issue for all concerned. The badgers need and deserve protection from people like Mr Flint otherwise they will have no-where to live. Added to which lets not forget people this is all about a single house which could easily be built elsewhere surely to goodness? Mr R Head
  • Score: 0

2:12pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Mr R Head says...

StanleyGR wrote:
Destroyed and rebuilt. Have you ever considered that badgers may have lived under your own houses before you all moved in to enjoy the countryside?

The people in your photo up top are NOT badgers lovers. How many of the five pictures are part of the Badge Group and have been prior to this set?

The builder, as I understand it, have enlisted at cost to themselves, a number of 'experts' not 'lovers' - leave the experts to decide the next chapter and stop trying to take the law into their own hands. If what they are doing is unlawful, they'll be told as much.
How can you possible tell the people are not badgers lovers??? Me thinks you are talking utter rubbish....
[quote][p][bold]StanleyGR[/bold] wrote: Destroyed and rebuilt. Have you ever considered that badgers may have lived under your own houses before you all moved in to enjoy the countryside? The people in your photo up top are NOT badgers lovers. How many of the five pictures are part of the Badge Group and have been prior to this set? The builder, as I understand it, have enlisted at cost to themselves, a number of 'experts' not 'lovers' - leave the experts to decide the next chapter and stop trying to take the law into their own hands. If what they are doing is unlawful, they'll be told as much.[/p][/quote]How can you possible tell the people are not badgers lovers??? Me thinks you are talking utter rubbish.... Mr R Head
  • Score: 0

3:13pm Fri 21 Mar 14

locodogz says...

The Head wrote:
StanleyGR wrote:
King Joke wrote:
StanleyGR wrote:
I'm afraid this smells of foul play towards Flint. This story should be called 'save our view' NOT our badgers because that is the long and short of it.

People, this is NOT about the KIDLINGTON badger set - wake up and smell the coffee.
And your evidence they are not bothered about the badgers is?
I see this all too often. This application has been controversial from day one with the residents up in arms about one thing or another. The badgers are just the latest thing. Once the badgers are moved I dare say they'll have a problem with the colour of the bricks being used.
100% correct sir.
Nicely subserviant.......si
r.........
[quote][p][bold]The Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StanleyGR[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StanleyGR[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this smells of foul play towards Flint. This story should be called 'save our view' NOT our badgers because that is the long and short of it. People, this is NOT about the KIDLINGTON badger set - wake up and smell the coffee.[/p][/quote]And your evidence they are not bothered about the badgers is?[/p][/quote]I see this all too often. This application has been controversial from day one with the residents up in arms about one thing or another. The badgers are just the latest thing. Once the badgers are moved I dare say they'll have a problem with the colour of the bricks being used.[/p][/quote]100% correct sir.[/p][/quote]Nicely subserviant.......si r......... locodogz
  • Score: 5

5:48pm Fri 21 Mar 14

The Head says...

Mr R Head wrote:
The Head wrote:
StanleyGR wrote:
King Joke wrote:
StanleyGR wrote:
I'm afraid this smells of foul play towards Flint. This story should be called 'save our view' NOT our badgers because that is the long and short of it.

People, this is NOT about the KIDLINGTON badger set - wake up and smell the coffee.
And your evidence they are not bothered about the badgers is?
I see this all too often. This application has been controversial from day one with the residents up in arms about one thing or another. The badgers are just the latest thing. Once the badgers are moved I dare say they'll have a problem with the colour of the bricks being used.
100% correct sir.
I have never such a load of balderdash in my whole lifetime.
This is an extremely emotive issue for all concerned. The badgers need and deserve protection from people like Mr Flint otherwise they will have no-where to live. Added to which lets not forget people this is all about a single house which could easily be built elsewhere surely to goodness?
Balderdash !!!!!! Ye Gads sir. Pray moderate your tone
[quote][p][bold]Mr R Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StanleyGR[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StanleyGR[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid this smells of foul play towards Flint. This story should be called 'save our view' NOT our badgers because that is the long and short of it. People, this is NOT about the KIDLINGTON badger set - wake up and smell the coffee.[/p][/quote]And your evidence they are not bothered about the badgers is?[/p][/quote]I see this all too often. This application has been controversial from day one with the residents up in arms about one thing or another. The badgers are just the latest thing. Once the badgers are moved I dare say they'll have a problem with the colour of the bricks being used.[/p][/quote]100% correct sir.[/p][/quote]I have never such a load of balderdash in my whole lifetime. This is an extremely emotive issue for all concerned. The badgers need and deserve protection from people like Mr Flint otherwise they will have no-where to live. Added to which lets not forget people this is all about a single house which could easily be built elsewhere surely to goodness?[/p][/quote]Balderdash !!!!!! Ye Gads sir. Pray moderate your tone The Head
  • Score: 4

6:10pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Linda Ward says...

The link to the petition is here.
http://www.change.or
g/en-GB/petitions/gr
aham-and-kate-flint-
leave-kidlingtons-ba
dgers-in-peace
The link to the petition is here. http://www.change.or g/en-GB/petitions/gr aham-and-kate-flint- leave-kidlingtons-ba dgers-in-peace Linda Ward
  • Score: -2

6:15pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Linda Ward says...

Over 100 people signed the petition in Kidlington Village in the course of a couple of hours last Saturday. Many more local residents have signed online. We are not alone in urging Graham and Katie Flint to have a change of heart.
Over 100 people signed the petition in Kidlington Village in the course of a couple of hours last Saturday. Many more local residents have signed online. We are not alone in urging Graham and Katie Flint to have a change of heart. Linda Ward
  • Score: 1

3:36am Sat 22 Mar 14

The New Private Eye says...

crunchiebarr wrote:
If you are familiar with the area then you'd more than aware there is no view to save, it is about protecting the greenbelt and wildlife for future generations. As for foul play towards Flint......perhaps it's you who should wake up and smell the coffee.
Without new houses there will be no future generations. Only Badgers living where people once did. Think about it. Talk about calling the kettle black,
[quote][p][bold]crunchiebarr[/bold] wrote: If you are familiar with the area then you'd more than aware there is no view to save, it is about protecting the greenbelt and wildlife for future generations. As for foul play towards Flint......perhaps it's you who should wake up and smell the coffee.[/p][/quote]Without new houses there will be no future generations. Only Badgers living where people once did. Think about it. Talk about calling the kettle black, The New Private Eye
  • Score: 6

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