Like a mysterious stranger in a chance encounter, the land lies waiting to lift her veils and to expose her true nature. The beauty of a misty November morning never fails to captivate my mind.
Part of the area in this photograph is known as site C18 in Wiltshire Council’s proposals to destroy large parts of the countryside and turn it into sand quarries.
The sand in this area is of such high quality, also known as green sand, that it is too valuable for the construction work that has prompted such proposals in the first place. Green sand sells at a far higher price than ordinary sand. According to my sources, the sand from this area would most likely be exported and sand of lower quality imported. The huge profits from this environmental folly would be pocketed by the quarry operator.
The photograph alone should convince anybody involved in making the final decision that this is not a site for a quarry. Why would anybody wish to destroy such beauty?
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