“The nightingale has suffered a 90% reduction in numbers over the past 40 years. … In an attempt to protect the nightingale, the Lodge Hill site [in Medway, Kent] … was named as an SSSI [Site of Special Scientific Interest] … [yet] Medway council prepared plans to build 5,000 homes at Lodge Hill.” (

The stunning development will be called Silent Groves or Nightingale’s End. Advertising is expected along the lines ‘these homes must be seen to be believed’ and ‘only the last few remain’.