From: James Watson
Subject: Destruction of habitat
On Linden Close Bardsey Ls17 9ah lies a non accessible piece of land that had until Saturday morning a large variety of trees.
This morning a team of men felled all the trees causing much distress to the residents of surrounding properties.
These trees were home to several bird species such as Wood Peckers, Blue Tits and included bats which used these trees in the summer for roosting. The trees are also used by Red Kites as the surrounding area is their hunting ground.
I have never seen such willful destruction of the environment by what I can only guess are property developers grabbing land before submitting planning permission so no one could object.
I have contacted the Forestry Commission who can see no licence was granted for the felling of these old pine trees.
The property is in Green Belt land and this has really upset local residents.
There was a supposed ecologist on site if that was what he was? Who was a complete joke and stated health and safety was why they were being felled and stated no birds were nesting despite me watching serval blue tits and a woodpecker making nests last week.
Bardsey currently seems to under attack from developers and their tactics are destroying our countryside.
They have completely destroyed such a beautiful habitat and everyone here is gutted.