Sidmouth is facing the problem of 'where to put wildlife':
the proposals at Knowle
12/1847/MOUT | Outline application (1010342 Arboriculturalist Report; 1010392&3 Protected Species Report); East Devon District Council - Moving and Improving; Vision Group for Sidmouth - Objections to the Knowle plans
and those at Sidford
http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/1967-fordscontextlogic-josephmarchant-6_133ddesignandaccessstatement.pdf (9.0: Woodland Planting);www.eastdevon.gov.uk/3743-naturalengland.pdf; Futures Forum: Sidford business park: latest plans
would both involve 'mitigation'.
The wider context has been addressed in recent publications.
This week's issue of New Scientist looks at 'New habitats for old':
And last month, going in completely the opposite direction, George Monbiot brought out a book on 'rewilding' parts of Britain:
George Monbiot – Feral
The Telegraph approves. Wild boar snuffling up the Byes, perhaps...