Who wants another services at this cost?

I see that MSA Extra, the company behind the proposal to ‘develop’ (ie. destroy) Smithy Wood have taken out a very large advert in your paper. I am writing in the hope of balancing this one-sided commercial interest.

MSA’s points are entirely spurious. For instance:

The managing of woodland is not an adequate ‘trade-off’ for the loss of irreplaceable ancient woodland.

The illustration in the paper shows the proposed MSA as being completely green which is very misleading. This application would involve cutting down a large part of the woodland and replacing it with Tarmac.

Read on… http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/who-wants-another-services-at-this-cost-1-8480624


One thought on “Who wants another services at this cost?

  1. Rothpol
    The Annual Speri Lecture May 2014 by George Monbiot ‘The Pricing of Everything’
    University of Sheffield, 7th May 2014.

    Monbiot sums up the foolhardy government strategy of the commercialisation and selling of our natural, cultural and historical environments using Smithy Wood as a perfect example (at 15.00).

    The complete lecture is well worth watching:

    Approx 60 mins.


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