This walk across the meadows is an ancient “pilgrims way” dating back to Chaucer’s day. It will be destroyed. That is part of the substation site just beyond the hedge.
This pathway sign will no longer be relevant because the paths will have gone.
The bench will no longer be a place to sit and enjoy a tranquil scene.
This mill will remain. It is not far from the site and from its top it will survey the industrialisation of the village. It will seem more desolate and lost in this new world of tarmac, concrete and steel towers.
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If the UK is to meet their commitment to the Paris Agreement on greenhouse gas reductions, surely it is better to build offshore solutions for wind farm energy delivery, rather than release more emissions by digging up the countryside to lay cables and build massive substations, interconnectors and converters. The Government should take a leaf out of NSWPH's book, keep it all in one place, offshore..
"The industrialisation of The Shire was based on Tolkein’s childhood experience of the blighting of the Worcestershire countryside by the spread of heavy industry. In the Fellowship of the Ring the main protagonists have their homeland in The Shire: Frodo,Sam, Merry and Pippin all had to face great danger in their quest against grave threats to life as they knew it. I think many of the [Suffolk]communities that I have spoken to in recent months will identify with the plight of Frodo and his friends." writes Fiona Cairns, Director of Suffolk Preservation Society.