Posted: 15/11/2014 at 09:34
I agree with WillDB about new housing having trees and other wildlife built into the plans. The area I grew up in was basically a village, now 40/50 years on the place is totally unrecognisable. They are now building a small group of very large houses in a site next to the area where my family home was. It's involved cutting into a steep hill at the back, and the houses are practically sitting on the main road at the front. The gardens look tiny as far as I can see, and, like many of the new developments, the internal 'roads' are being done with those brick paviours. It will be very sterile. The entire area is houses, houses and more houses yet the schools are full to bursting and the main shopping centre is too small to cope. It's all very sad to see.