Most planning applications by developers downplay the impact the development will have on the landscape and environment with comments such as:-
‘No significant harm to the local landscape
‘Not particularly environmentally sensitive or vulnerable.’
In the real world of course all developments have a significant harm on the local landscape and all areas of land are environmentally sensitive. Each area of land plays an important role in creating landscape which is of importance to both the local community and the wider world; each area is important in terms of its contribution to the environment, to biodiversity; each area of land is a vital link in the web that links us and every other living thing in the world.
We cannot allow this rape and pillage of the land to continue.