The Twyford Down story is set in a political and historical framework in order to examine the key issues affecting road planning and environmental protection: the system of route selection; Crown development; government agents, NGOs and locally elected authorities; conservation legislation; subsidiarity; lobbying techniques; and the role of the press. Written in a lively style and vividly illustrated, Twyford Down will appeal to environmental advisors, policy makers and planners as well as lobbyists and those interested in the environment.
"…a must for anyone involved in the environmental planning process." - Landscape Design
"This book will be of deep interest to anyone who followed the Twyford Down campaign… It will also be invaluable to anyone treading the same path, as it warns against pitfalls here, points out opportunities there" - Natural World
"The book is a fascinating narrative of how to influence decisions, facilitate change and reopen the case." - Built Environment
"This is a story well written and told, and definitely worth reading." - Habitat
"Twyford Down deserves to be reflected upon as part of a re-evaluation of personal lifestyle and professional purpose….We are repeating the mistake at Newbury and at Daisy Nook in Manchester, and accounts such as Bryants's challenge our ability to think and reflect on what are doing and why." - Times Higher Educational Supplement.
"I was surprised to find this book very difficult to put down. The content is as sensational as the photograph on the front cover. Anyone involved in environmental protest will find the book a very useful reference. It equips the would-be campaigner with tools for venturing into the bewildering and somewhat daunting planning and policy arenas. My advice is that you read this book. It is compelling and sensational. I guarantee you won't put it down, and if you have any interest at all in environmental issues, this book is for you." - The Journal
Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction: a brief history.Part One. The campaigner's story. Part Two. The lawyer's assessment.Part Three. The environmentalist's conclusions. Glossary. Appendix. Index.