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East Anglia has long been known for having a rich, agricultural landscape with a climate perfectly suited to supporting both the local economy and its natural habitats.
But thousands of greenfield in the region are currently earmarked for development. An increased demand for more housing sees the countryside disappearing under concrete and brick.
A greenbelt policy was introduced across the United Kingdom in 1955 to curb an influx of urban growth. There are now 14 separate areas of Green Belt that cover 13% of England; mostly open land and countryside around the largest or most historic towns and cities.
But the only greenbelts areas in this region are around Cambridge and parts of Essex circling London.
There are actions being taken to counteract the onslaught of urban development on natural habitats. An old oil and gas refinery in Canvey Island on the Thames Estuary in Essex is just one example of a once brownfield site being being made into a haven for wildlife.
Amongst the skeletal remains of the petrotechnical industry is a thriving nature reserve with more biodiversity per square foot than anywhere else in the country.
Since the Land Trust took over Canvey Wick in 2012, 2000 different species have been allowed to develop.
Decades of intensive farming, especially since the end of the Second World War in order to feed the landscape has also had an impact on East Anglia's landscape.
Volunteers of the Felbeck Trust help maintain a woodland in North Norfolk. The charity specialises in restoring and preserving land that has been damaged through neglect or intensive farming practices and use of chemicals.
Some believe that leaving the EU and therefore the Common Agricultural Policy may provide opportunities to balance the needs of food production in agriculture alongside wildlife.