I WAS shocked to find out that despite the widespread disapproval expressed by member of public a few years ago the company that owns the land known as Ditton Lane Nature reserve has recently re-advertised a large part of it for sale as suitable for property development.

For those who forgot, this is the beauty nature spot between Ditton Lane in East Moreton and the river Birkett, part of the flood area where any new building can cause flooding to the existing houses and home of many species, plants and trees including the biggest population in the UK of the extremely rare Black Poplar.

I hope someone stops this madness before we destroy our beautiful countryside and get our homes flooded.

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