Simon Head endorsed 2018-05-04 20:33:49 +0100It is my belief that the impact of countryside development on our environment ought to be stressed.
As is said within the following website: http://www.climatecentral.org/library/faqs/plants_need_co2_to_live_so_isnt_more_of_it_a_good_thing
One of the first things taught in biology class is that animals breathe in oxygen and exhale CO2, while plants take in CO2 during the day and release oxygen. In a process called “photosynthesis,” plants use the energy in sunlight to convert CO2 and water to sugar and oxygen.
Destroying plant life to build new houses is a very short-term solution that is usually driven by profit hungry individuals.
If we genuinely need more housing then we ought to do what I believe is being done in Manchester, redevelop brownfield sites. That is build housing using sites that are disused. I can spot acres of sites such as this in Oxford and Kidlington.
This has the added advantage of needing to supply no new local services as the existing will suffice, even though they will need to be upgraded.
Certainly, the impact on the environment is a lot better than destroying the countryside.
I live in Kidlington, Oxfordshire and strongly oppose destruction of the local greenbelt to build more houses.
Simon Head is following this site, wanting to find out more about the Oxfordshire Green Party.