Unlike the trees it replaced, this lot will provide value for only a few people for a very short time. The Minister says we need slate. But there are alternatives. There are old quarries hidden away around the island. Government overruled its own independent advisor to allow this development to occur.
Government should be committed to greener solutions. We have a decreasing population and vacant and already developed land that is perfect for building. Why build more houses on conservation land? Safeguarding arable land and open spaces is essential to our wellbeing. A healthy environment is not only vital to our survival, but to the survival of all living things. We should not be sacrificing the few open spaces we have.