This will probably prove to be the shortest Blog I ever issue. I understand that DEFRA are to withdraw the Buzzard control proposals about which we've all expressed concern. Very much a positive for our democracy!! They are to be reviewed, so further ideas will come forward in due course.
Whilst the Minister involved, Richard Benyon, has come in for criticism, I think we pay testimony that DEFRA, under his "watch", has been willing to stand up on the issue, as it did previously relating to Eagle Owls, and review its position. A day to draw confidence from!
If ever evidence was required to endorse the point I've repeatedly kept making about social divisions emerging on countryside issues, simply take a look at the jaundiced response from the Countryside Alliance on this latest decision.