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Concreting over the Green Fields

Portland CementBritain has concreted over an area of green fields equivalent to the county of Dorset in the past 25 years, satellite analysis shows.

And once farmland lost to urban development is included, the UK has built on land almost the size of Bedfordshire with houses, roads and other infrastructure in the same timespan.

The research showed that 967 square miles (2,505km) of grassland - around the size of Dorset - were lost in terms of grassland, and 433 square miles of farmland (1,123km sq) the size of Bedfordshire - were covered in tarmac, cement and bricks in urban development.

Read more on The Daily Mail


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