The initial land clearance has begun on the Hill Close site with the removal a fine hedge. As the photo above shows the developers have cleared out what was a big hedge to make way for the access road round the western side of the site. You may want to look at the site layout plan in the previous post about this site. From my limited research the hedge could well have been over 100 years or more. Hedges of this age are a critical resource in ecologlocial conservation as well as being vital to maintaining corridors along which wildlife can move.