Canterbury South substation contrasts markedly with the Canterbury North (EDF and NGT) substations in that it is largely surrounded by monotonous tracts of mown grass. This is the approach adopted by most large organisations owning land they have little interest in. Such areas of land around offices, schools, local authority buildings etc. are easist to manage by employing "the man on the mower" to visit 6 or 7 times each year and give the grass the "once over". This probably costs more than encouraging the local community to adopt it as a nature reserve, it is just less hassle to deal with. Hats-off to National Grid for their pioneering approach to site management of the Broad Oak Nature Reserve.
EDF Canterbury South Electricity Substation (Area of Mown Grass)