Rupert Brooke's beloved Leam Valley - the slumbering Midland plain he mentions in "The Chilterns" - is under threat of ruin from an urban development of 1500+ houses!

Rupert Brooke's Leam Valley - Under threat of ruin from 1500 houses
Rupert Brooke
Rupert Brooke
White mist about the black hedgerows,
The slumbering Midland plain,
The silence where the clover grows,
And the dead leaves in the lane,
Certainly, these remain.
And I shall find some girl perhaps,
And a better one than you,
With eyes as wise, but kindlier,
With lips as soft, but true.
And I daresay she will do.

Stand Against Lodge Farm Village and our supporters are fighting against Lodge Farm Village to preserve Rupert Brooke's Warwickshire countryside today and for future generations.

Are you passionate about saving the countryside from destruction?

We are too. SALFV are not anti-development, we support positive and sustainable development where there is a genuine need. Listen here to Rugby Borough Council's Head of Planning explain how affordable housing at Lodge Farm Village will "disappear" - no affordable housing is just one of a long list of arguments against Lodge Farm Village.

Are you furious that Rugby Borough Council is planning to desecrate the countryside with a site that will provide no affordable housing?

So are we. We're also incensed that:

Can you join people from across Warwickshire and Northamptonshire in donating to stop Lodge Farm Village and Save Rupert Brooke Country from annihilation?

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Your generous support will assist SALFV with:

Any surplus funds at the conclusion of our campaign against Lodge Farm Village will be donated to The Friends of St Cross, a Registered Charity who supports The Hospital of St Cross in Rugby.

Will you also help in other ways?

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