We're raising money to stop the destruction of wildlife rich woodland and be able to fight a winning campaign.
by Sally Morgan in Bovey Tracey, England, United Kingdom
Why, why, why! the heck are the NT destroying complex valuable habitat that's taken thousands of years to evolve.Selling it for development..NT director Hilary McGrady (179k p.a !) hang your head in shame.
This important fighting fund and campaign deserves robust support. As a National Trust life member I particularly deplore that the Trust is prepared to flog such an ecologically diverse wildlife habitat as Bonds Meadow for urban development. It suggests that the organisation has lost its way and indicates questionable standards of those involved in the decision making process.
Thank you for fighting for this space. -Climate change is real and here. We need to preserve nature to survive. -I very much doubt Major Hole left it to the NT for them to build on and profit from. -use disused brown site land to build , re-green and bring back to life -There is already a lot of new housing in the area.
My late parents spent their honeymoon near Bovey Tracey and loved the area. I am horrified that the NT thinks it has the right to defy the wishes of the donor and its members to sell land for housing. I hope this makes other potential donors realise that land given 'in perpetuity' no longer seems to mean anything to the NT. The £300k appears to be a paltry amount so I imagine they have also made a 'reservation of interest' and will get a cut of the profits made on the houses as they are sold. Their behaviour is despicable and as a Life Member since the 1970s I am disgusted and ashamed of many of the NT's recent pronouncements and actions.