Dancing on the head of a pin?

WHETHER the subject is HS2, new houses in the green belt, or wind turbines and solar panels in the countryside – to take just a few examples – it seems that the principal environmental concern of most Britons today is the VISUAL impact of new developments.

Recently details have been released summarising public responses to the Environmental Statement accompanying the Birmingham-West Midlands’ HS2 hybrid Bill – which will have its Second Reading in the House of Commons on 28 April – and it shows that respondents’ greatest desire is to bury HS2 in tunnels where it can’t be seen.  Continue reading