Why has this former petrol station site stayed empty now for nearly, what, 5 years?
It's nearer 15 years.
I think it was going to be a Debenhams or a Selfridges but they got cold feet when the financial crash happened, so closer to 8 years John. Shame as that petrol station was open 24/7.
A lot of petrol stations have closed over the last few years. One opposite me on Wightman, another at the exit from the Arena.
I'd guess the birds were Grey Wagtails?
I wonder if the Moselle culvert, which runs underneath this site, has become breached. If so, it would be good to plant a reedbed to filter the water and make it cleaner downstream in Lordship Rec!