John Betjeman, we need you now;
The country soon will be like Slough;
There’ll be no grass to graze a cow –
All built upon.
The Planning Law and Councils feed
The hungry mouths of builders’ greed –
And they don’t build for social need –
It’s all a “con”.
But let us all join hand in hand
From Axe to Tweed and make a stand
To save our green and pleasant land –
With your help, John.