Halcyon Ecology
Mark Prina
Psalm 104:24 How many are your works, O, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
   Home      Hanford Hedgerow Survey Map
Map kindly supplied by Craig Slawson, Staffordshire Ecological Record.
The large building to the north of the site is Sainsbury's distribution warehouse south of the A500. To the east lies the Trentham Lakes development and Stoke City's Britannia Stadium. The 'Prologis' site was prepared for building with planning permission granted for another 'big shed' in 2004. This coincided with the removal of a hay field marked "bulldozed" on the map. This means that a greenfield site was sacrificed as mitigation for a brownfield development! Couldn't happen now surely?  As of November 2011 the site remains empty aside from nature's activities. Due to the amount of time that has passed the planning application would now have to be resubmitted and a new ecological survey undertaken.