As you know we at the Orchid Project are very keen to support conservation of wild areas for flora, fauna, human wellbeing and to combat global warming. East Hill Field, near us in Frome, is a remnant of ancient parkland with 25 magnificent trees with tree preservation orders including six veteran native smaller leaved lime trees, and beautiful copses. Mendip District Council despite its declared intention to ‘Increase the potential for carbon absorption in our local landscape, and increase biodiversity in our district’ is proposing to build housing on the field, and we are keen to protect the field and see the housing put on other local brownfield sites.
The full pdf of the leaflet is here Leaflet pdf
Please have a read, and feel free to e-mail the council to express you opinion on the development proposal.