This is the Persimmon plan.
They claim it will lead to an increase in biodiversity!!
The fields are filled with wildlife throughout the year, from high in the treetops to down in the undergrowth
Barn owl in flight
Our supporters have recorded sightings including barn owl and cuckoo, grass snake and slow worm, hedgehog and deer, with a rich variety of insects and plants.
Grass snake basking
The fields suffered of course when Thakeham Homes destroyed many of the hedgerows, but there is a replanting order in place, which Thakeham are bound by law to follow
Thakeham contractors destroying the hedgerows, 2015