Seems that the might of the developers has been temporarily thwarted given a sideways nudge. Finches and swallows have been found (well, actually more a case of actively sought) nesting in Westlecott Farm (the white building and outbuildings in my earlier photographs). As a consequence the farm cannot be demolished until late August. The joy of the campaigners does seem somewhat sulky though, and their hopes unrealistic.
I’m a realist so understand that the development will go ahead, but all the setbacks might mean that they reconsider the size of it.
Delaying the demolition of one farm is but a minor blip in the path of a 4,500 house development.