On Friday, I enjoyed a trip out to Three Farms Meadows with my friend, Tony Antoniou. The landscape here is special because Surrey is a heavily populated county. Open spaces like this are rare and ever more under threat.
I cannot hope to convey the joy of stepping through the gate onto this vast, open, empty landscape. We spent an hour up there, in the company of skylarks, bees and a pair of red kites soaring overhead.Sadly, Three Farms Meadows is under very real threat. 2,500 new homes are planned for this site. I understand how desperate the housing situation is in this crowded little country of mine. But still, I cannot help but dread the loss of this precious place. The price seems too high.