More than 2,000sq km British countryside lost to development in six years

Independent: More than 2,000sq km of the British countryside has been lost in just six years, with much of it giving way to urban development and resource extraction, according to research which finds the landscape is changing at an alarming rate. Forests, farmland and wetlands are being cleared to make way for new housing, mineral extraction, golf courses and wind farms, according to a new map detailing the make-up of the ground. Comparing the latest survey with the previous one, the work reveals that......

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