A ray of hope?
The Langley Vale Wood / Langley Vale Farm situation has been getting quite a bit of air on Facebook and Twitter - a few botanists have picked up on the concern over the arable plants present and have been asking the Woodland Trust for clarification via the twitter account @langleyvalefarm
I asked the following questions (and made the following statements) to this very account:
"My concern about the arable plants is they will not be specifically managed. Without this they will disappear!"
"The Woodland Trust know what is present and how to care for them. Please ensure that they do. Very rare plants here."
They did reply - and if these statements are exactly what will happen, then we can sleep soundly in our beds at night...
ALL AREAS OF ARABLE WEEDS WILL BE MANAGED APPROPRIATELY - WT ARE TALKING TO OPEN SPACE CHARITIES ABOUT PROPER MANAGEMENT
NOTHING WILL BE LOST - AND HOPEFULLY THESE PLANTS WILL FLOURISH
So, two very clear promises here. let's just hope that everything will be carried out in time, because the clock has been ticking for too long already.