Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Development?

This is what the bulldozers have done to the land near our garden.

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It doesn’t look very pretty, does it?  We were told at the beginning of the planning process that the stone walls would be protected, so I hope the developers keep to this.  The building plots have been marked out, but in the current economic climate we may be left with a part-empty wasteland, as has happened in other villages near here.

But yesterday, at least, the sun came out and shone through the olive groves like this one at Roquessels:

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3 comments:

Jan said...

Oh goodness, it's a huge area isn't it? But as you say, now they've cleared it, the houses need to be built so that it doesn't end up as wasteland. The stone walls have begun to be rebuilt along parts of the turbine roads here, just the bits that were removed, so hopefully yours will be too.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I sure hope they leave the stone walls alone. It is quite scary when these sort of things go on right next to you. Diane

Sharon Lovejoy said...

This so-called "progress" can be heartbreaking. I'll hope for the best.

Our dear friends in Santa Fe, N.M. had the bulldozers on their doorstep. They wiped out a pinon forest and claimed that some "tasteful" houses were soon to be built. The land, 15 years later is still bare.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green island