JULY 13 2024 – 1. CALL FOR AN ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY PROTECTION PLAN WITHIN THE ANCIENT PARISH 2. CALL FOR A MORATORIUM [DELAY] TO THE HOMES ENGLAND ‘WEST OF IFIELD’ DEVELOPMENT MASTERPLAN

West of Ifield

West of Ifield – showing Ifield Golf Club [centre] and Ifield Brook Meadows[right]
Ifield Brook

 

ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

The difference between ecological and environmental issues lies primarily in their scope and focus:

1. **Ecological Issues**: These relate specifically to the interactions between organisms and their environments. Ecological issues often concern the balance of ecosystems, biodiversity, habitat loss, and the impacts of human activities on natural systems. They are focused on the relationships between living organisms (plants, animals, microbes) and their physical surroundings.

2. **Environmental Issues**: This broader category encompasses a wider range of concerns related to the natural environment and its interactions with human societies. Environmental issues include not only ecological aspects but also concerns about pollution (air, water, soil), climate change, resource depletion, waste management, and the overall impact of human activities on the planet.

In summary, while ecological issues primarily focus on the relationships within ecosystems and biodiversity, environmental issues encompass a wider spectrum including ecological concerns along with broader human-induced impacts on the natural world.

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WHAT IS AN ECOSYSTEM?

The term “ecosystem” stands for “ecological system.” It refers to the interconnected network of living organisms (biotic factors) and their physical environment (abiotic factors) interacting together in a specific area. This interaction involves the flow of energy and the cycling of nutrients within the ecosystem, contributing to its stability and functioning.

An ecosystem is a community of living organisms (plants, animals, and microorganisms) interacting with each other and their physical environment (such as air, water, and soil). These interactions form a complex web of relationships where energy and nutrients are exchanged and recycled. Ecosystems can vary greatly in size and complexity, from a small pond to a vast rainforest, each playing a crucial role in maintaining ecological balance and supporting life.

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JULY 7 2024 – 1. MAKING THE CASE FOR AN ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY WEST OF IFIELD

 

JULY 7 2024 – 2. MAKING THE CASE FOR A LOCAL NATURE RESERVE WEST OF IFIELD

 

JULY 7 2024 – 3. MAKING A CASE FOR ABANDONING HOMES ENGLAND’S ‘WEST OF IFIELD’ PLANNING APPLICATION

 

JULY 7 2024 – 4. MAKING A CASE FOR THE IFIELD COUNTRY PARK

 

JULY 7 2024 – 5. MAKING A CASE FOR ABOLISHING THE HOMES ENGLAND ‘NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE’ GOVERNMENT QUANGO