It's hard to believe that this area of retail stores are car parking was, ten years ago, just a grassy field going down to a stream whose course was marked by a line of tall Lombardy Poplars. It had been a school playing field.
The trees in the car park, which at first looked like the token trees on an architect's drawing, are now maturing. A few years ago it was easy to read the list of films above the entrance to Cineworld. Today a canopy of foliage masks the sign.
There's often a Pied Wagtail strutting around on the car park. Today three of them fly over Toys-R-Us.