At SLAE we spend a lot of time thinking about how we can present you with our aims of stopping airport expansion into our local green space of Wigmore Valley Park, in new ways which show the scale of what will be lost.
We see from our visit tracker that you follow our quest from the four corners of the globe, as well as locally.
With this in mind, we’ve come up with a set of four short video clips for those of you near and far, to show exactly what will be lost.
They show the Western edge of the park, which will be lost under Phase 1 of airport expansion (otherwise known as New Century Business Park), its four-lane access road, and its acres of “essential” car parks. This is the area that is home to the Bedfordshire County Wildlife site.
Our introduction to the videos explains that what you will see is not CGI, not post-production editing to within an inch of its life video, nor glossy, expensive huge brochures and pictures showing all the whistles and bells of what the plans are/might be from design teams with only an eye for a fast buck, and no concern for the nature it will destroy in the process.
What you will see is exactly what will be lost, in all its glory as we shot this on a beautiful, blue-skied September morning. You will hear the wind drown some of the dialogue, and the picture will go off shot and a bit fuzzy at times, but in our eyes that is not the important thing, as we’ve shared those words with you all before in our articles. What is of paramount importance is Wigmore Valley Park in all its glory, and what must be protected from the vandalism of Luton Borough Council.
We hope you enjoy these videos. If you live near enough to the Park, please do visit and see it for yourselves, and if you live farther away, we hope we’ve done our best to show it at its finest, wherever you may be watching.