Lugg controversy: Why do landowners make such grave environmental errors?

Few people following the news in early December will have missed the case of the River Lugg in Herefordshire, where a farmer in the village just north of Leominster removed trees and reprofiled the river bank with a 16-tonne bulldozer in an area designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

by James Fair
The river Lugg was bulldozed by the landowner. Photograph: Environment Agency
The river Lugg was bulldozed by the landowner. Photograph: Environment Agency

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