Its a slow hard going process but as a member of the BCC Planning Committee I am still trying to have a sub committee set up which looks at the Environmental/ Wildlife issues as related to the Planning process. Some councilors are coming around to the idea.
For years there have been committees looking at heritage and conservation issues its time for the environment to be considered more. Its time we look at the now and the future.
Many wild creatures are being effected by Planning applications hedgehogs for example. We need to do much more to safe guard wild creatures and this in turn will have a knock on effect which will mean people will have a better environment to live in too.
We urgently need new house but we must also protected those who are to live in them and near by
But we must protect the environment and wild life as much as possible at the same time.