The ungreening of England: Burton area. Christmas edition.
Slowly, slowly and then fastly fastly the countryside surrounding our towns is being eaten up by ‘the concrete monster of progress’. Here’s a local example; based on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 mapping and a variety of sources, I give you an updated sketch map showing recent and future ‘development’ in the Burton area.
Red – mostly housing (about 12,200 units)
Brown – mainly commercial
Black – failed housing application
Green enclosed area – Green Belt across the South Derbyshire / Staffordshire border
Solid green – the so-called Rolleston / Stretton ‘Green Gap’. Not Green Belt
Yellow – area of high quality landscape
Red line – Walton river crossing and road improvement. Construction due to start ‘soon’