thought some of you may find this interesting.....
This map from the NEA report - also seen on page 20 of the PDF report above
- helps to visualise what the country actually looks like. But even it
cannot reflect the extraordinary finding that almost four-fifths of what is
designated urban land is not built on. Perhaps our impressions are the
result of lives largely spent in the 2% of the country that has been
concreted over - at work, at home or travelling between the two in the car
or on the bus. The lesson might be that we need to celebrate the truth about
our green and pleasant land. Or perhaps it simply tells us we really should
get out more.