TG2104 : Poppy field

taken 19 days ago, near to Keswick, Norfolk, Great Britain

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Poppy field
Poppy field
An application to turn farmland situated in a triangle between the A140 near Harford Bridge Tesco and the B1113 into offices, industrial units and warehouses had been rejected in the summer of 2017. People living in Keswick as well as Keswick and Intwood Parish Council, Caistor St Edmund Parish Council and Cringleford Parish Council all objected to the proposal and the scheme was turned down by South Norfolk Council on the grounds of harm to the landscape, but the applicant (MAHB) returned with a revised application which would take up an even bigger space. There is as yet no decision and the crop field concerned has since been left untilled. Many people are currently driving to the location especially to admire and photograph the riot of poppies which has sprung up here.

Update: Norwich Apex Limited had been given outline planning permission to turn the field into an industrial development back in 2018, a project it hoped would create around 1,000 new jobs in the county. The field makes up the main part of the site, which is said to provide more than 300,000 square metres of employment space. Craig Knights, one of the company's directors, said that the decision to allow the poppies to grow had been deliberate. (Eastern Daily Press, 25 June 2020)
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Date Taken
Monday, 22 June, 2020   (more nearby)
Monday, 22 June, 2020
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2183 0464 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.6553N 1:16.4261E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2182 0477
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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