Tuesday, 5 April 2016

My apple tree blog

Have used branch cuttings form this apple tree and planted them straight into the ground last autumn. Today, 5 April, I have spotted the beginnings of blossom shoots on them which means that they must have taken root. More to follow...

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Latest bookmarks : Red Squirrel ; Common Kingfisher ; Hare and Gorse

Wildlife watercolour bookmarks created in January 2016.
Hare and gorse bookmark created 5 Feb 2016.
Rabbit and English lavender bookmark created 11 March 2016 and will be available in Oxfam, Louth, shortly.

Friday, 25 December 2015

Watercolour wildlife bookmarks by Jane Air

Watercolour wildlife bookmarks created by Jane Air and printed onto textured white card at a local printing shop. I have been asked by my local press to comment on the numerous fracking licenses granted by David Cameron for Lincolnshire. Fracking cartoon is now in progress - to be posted online this January.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Louth Leader front page OPPOSITION to 46 new homes on Eastfield Road / Park Row, Louth

Louth Leader front page - residents oppose the development for 46 new homes between Eastfield Road and Park Row.
I went to have a look today at the site proposed for the 46 new homes and it is clear that the entrance to the site is on a very sharp bend coming into town and is somewhat hidden by a canopy of tree branches which makes the road dark even in bright daylight. This is very likely to become an accident black spot. I know this area well and cars often drive into town from the countryside at a speed.
Both the fire station and the police station require clear access in and out of town. This would be greatly affected by builder traffic as well as traffic from new residents. 
 New 1.8 million pound community fire station plus police station next door both require clear access out of Louth
 Sharp bend coming down from a hill into Louth where the proposed entrance to the 46 new homes will be is likely to become an accident black spot.
Arable field proposed for the development is on high ground ( 6 metres above the road ) and therefore any flood issues will impact on existing residents on lower ground and the road

Also, I have witnessed how the drains leading down from the field in question become easily blocked once there is medium to heavy rain. The Louth Leader article mentions underground springs on the site 'which has a downward gradient towards Eastfield Road'.
The canal flooded in 2007 and effected quite a number of homes along it. It is unfair to create future problems for existing residents by concreting the arable field proposed for the development. 
Application N/105/01934/15

Louth canal flooded in 2007. Pics by Lincolnshire Poet, Jane Air.
More pics of the field taken in January 2016.

2 letters in this weeks Louth Leader 7th Jan about the issues of flooding on this land.