You don't know what you've got till it's gone

They've paved paradise and put up a parking lot...

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A stunning image by Simon Lea of the Thimblemill Pool

They're planning to put 13 four-bedroomed, two and three-storey dwellings, with double garages, on the land behind the pool at the Thimblemill Recreation ground.

You can see all of the planning documents, including a habitat and protective species report here

Some local people think it is a bad idea, and believe the people of the area should be included as protective species as well as the wildlife! If you agree with them…you could sign their petition to the planning authorities here

And if you need any added incentive, here's Simon Lea's beautiful picture of the Thimblemill Pool