Sunday, 28 November 2010

EDF evicts Badgers before getting planning permission

French government subsidised Nuclear Corporation EDF evicts the badgers from their ancestral setts because they want to bulldoze the land where the badgers live. Do they have planning permission to do this? No they do not.

So how did they get permission to evict the unfortunate badgers?

Easy. They applied to a wildlife watchdog called Natural England for a licence. And natural England granted them the licence under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992, saying that one-way gates should be installed and artificial setts created.

Clearly Natural England could not care less about the destruction of a large piece of natural England, with ancient trees, hedges, birds and animals, including badgers.