Wan­ton de­struc­tion of eco-friendly land­mark

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

AS I write this, trees out­side of our home are be­ing mas­sa­cred. Our once pleas­ant out­look has been per­ma­nently ru­ined in less than 48 hours. Contractors have felled ma­ture blos­som-loaded trees with­out a thought for the well­be­ing of Meadow Road res­i­dents or in­deed res­i­dent wildlife. These trees were a buf­fer be­tween our prop­erty and the traf­fic noise from Maid­stone Road and the M20. All of this for to­tally un­nec­es­sary al­ter­ations to be car­ried out to the Drovers round­about. Dis­rup­tion would have been kept to a min­i­mum if the round­about had been moved fur­ther to­wards the M20 link road, where there are no build­ings what­so­ever, res­i­den­tial or oth­er­wise. This op­tion would have re­duced the num­ber of trees hav­ing to be felled, would have au­to­mat­i­cally widened Peter Bern­stein, Meadow Road, Ash­ford. have de­stroyed hun­dreds of nests to­gether with eggs or nestlings. KCC re­ally must be taken to task for such an in­sen­si­tive plan­ning strat­egy. Pro­fes­sor David Hall, Great Chart.

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