ADD UPDATE, 24 October 2017: It is half term, the children are enjoying a break and of course it is Autumnwatch on the BBC. Chris Packham will be hosting the programme as usual, and we are bound to see some glorious wildlife in beautiful settings. So we thought it was time to remind you just what Chris Packham thinks of Eastleigh Borough Council (EBC)’s plans to build 5,200 houses on our own beautiful countryside north of Bishopstoke and Fair Oak and south of Colden Common, Owslebury and Upham (options B and C of EBC’s emerging Local Plan). Chris spotted his first Kestrel nest in ancient woodland in the area affected by these plans, currently EBC’s favoured options.
Chris is absolutely behind ADD’s campaign, and is extremely passionate about our cause. Below are links to recent articles and interviews demonstrating his support.
Enjoy Autumnwatch and let’s hope we can enjoy our countryside for decades to come, just as Chris did when he was growing up locally.
LINKS TO RECENT ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS DEMONSTRATING CHRIS PACKHAM’S SUPPORT FOR ADD
Daily Mirror, 25 July 2017, Packham hits out at homes
Daily Mail, 24 July 2017, BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham attacks plans for 5,000 homes on area of countryside near where he grew up as a ‘grotesque act of eco-vandalism’
ADD Update, 30 April 2017, Listen NOW to Chris Packham and the Woodland Trust criticise options B and C on BBC Radio Solent
ADD Update, 25 April 2017, Chris Packham video opposing options B and C goes viral with over 17,000 views
Hampshire Chronicle, 5 April 2017, Eastleigh Council slated over ‘eco-vandalism’ plan near Winchester
Daily Telegraph, 27 March 2017, Packham backs fight to save ancient woodland