Thanks to you all we have collected over 125 signatures. Please keep sharing and encouraging others in the community to sign - lets get to 200 this week!
Please do also remember to let the district council planning know your thoughts on the application here https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/planningdetails/?id=1702694FUL and/or contact the district councillor with your views to save the beech hedge from this development email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Persimmon Homes CEO
Save the Beech Hedge Avenue at Field Road
Please don't destroy this iconic, historical beech hedge avenue that has been part of the community for generations. It is home to protected species and a local biodiversity hot-spot. Developers should respect the local natural heritage, give space to existing habitats and not destroy biodiversity for over developing sites for profit.
Why is this important?
For generations this beautiful beech hedge avenue has been a living icon in the community, home to protected species of bats, dormice and birds and enhances local biodiversity, bringing joy and wellbeing to local people. It has historical relevance to the community and most importantly is an established habitat to a variety of protected species. It enhances the health and wellbeing of local people and improves the air quality from road pollution. The local people want the hedge to remain and not be destroyed and continue to be a home for the wildlife that rely on this established beech avenue. This is the last wildlife corridor in the local area and should be retained.