Sandleford (Watership Down novel setting) is in trouble

Iaurdagnire's picture
Please help by signing and sharing this, the thought of this happening actually has me on the verge of tears. Nothing is fucking sacred in my country anymore and land developers just keep eating up our countryside no matter how important it is.

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In a case of life mirroring art, the rural setting of the novel Watership Down might be destined to become a housing development.

Sandleford in Berkshire is where Richard Adams set his 1972 story. West Berkshire Council now proposes to concrete the site over, erecting 2,000 new houses, in a move that almost exactly mimics events in the novel.

Aside from being important in itself as part of the rapidly disappearing English countryside, Sandleford's literary associations could attract visitors and bring income to the area.

While the Conservative-run council claims the greenfield site is their only option, local campaigners, including the author himself, say different. They point out that plenty of perfectly adequate brownfield - previously developed - sites exist in the area.

Tell West Berkshire Council not to destroy an important part of the English countryside for convenience and profit.


You don't have to be in the UK in order to sign.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stop-watership-down-development/

Thank you ♥
Kaoori's picture

GODDD this happens all the

GODDD this happens all the time in the US too.
Tracking this so I can sign when I get on my own PC.
I love Watership Down.

Not much is sacred anymore.
trigger_mortis's picture

Definitely signed. This is

Definitely signed. This is ridiculous, and it's happening more and more. Urban sprawl is becoming such a major issue, and it always makes me sad to see beautiful countryside or farmland converted into suburban cookie-cutter houses.

Thank you for posting this, I truly hope that this development can be relocated!
GlobalBeauty's picture

Yeah, no. Not

Yeah, no. Not happening.


Signed.
Siggies by Carry & Amazengalo
Mis's picture

Signed as well. I mean, where

Signed as well. I mean, where else will I borrow your umbrella?
Iaurdagnire's picture

Quote:Signed as well. I mean,

Quote:
Signed as well. I mean, where else will I borrow your umbrella?

And where else will I find chavs to break into my car?
Hurrhurr.
Mis's picture

Hm. Maybe they did this too.

Hm. Maybe they did this too. >8C
Nimariel's picture

Signed, and bumping How in

Signed, and bumping Smiling

How in hell can someone do this. Things like those are only supposed to happen in books and in nightmares.
This land is made of love and peace!
ocean's picture

Signed.

Signed.
Kaoori's picture

Done.

Done.
Freyja's picture

Signed!

Signed!
Ravyn's picture

done

done

Signed. Thank you for

Signed.
Thank you for bringing this to attention.

Signature by Terabetha