As some of you might remember as well as fighting my health issues we have been fighting to stop the build of 300 houses immediately outside my house. The council rejected the proposal in support of the residents as there are other (Brown Field) sites available in the village but the governments Inspector overturned the villages wishes and granted permission to build on the green fields 6 Metres from our front door .... Well they started on site this week. The first thing they did was flatten all the wild flowers and shrubs we put 8in years ago which attract wild life, without asking if we wanted to retrieve them. This will be my view for the rest of my life now, gone are all the wildlife I watched and fed the windows are kept closed due to the dust, and the noise of excavators and trucks all day long is soul destroying.
Ironically these houses which some are supposed to be 'affordable housing' start at £195k up to £450k which is far from affordable for the North East