The Hundred Acre Wood, a famed tranquil home to an anthropomorphic teddy bear in East Sussex, England, was recently seized through eminent domain and will be developed into a mixed-use property, according to the BBC.
The beautiful landscape, dotted with pine trees, frothy fields, babbling brooks and filled with Woozles and Heffalump’s, will soon be bulldozed and replaced with shops, multi-family housing, light industrial businesses and a Chik-fil-A.
Many residents are grief stricken about their property being seized, including one named Eeyore, who friends say, has gone off his depression medication in response. Stories like this are common throughout the heath.
Bristol developers are watching this story closely as they have long eyed turning the Hoppers, a 200-acre nature preserve located in Bristol with a menagerie of glacial till, sand, gravel, small stones, kettle holes and brownstone transported by a glacier during the last ice age, into a hip Apple store that is known for building out.
The City of Bristol purchased the geological formation in 1973 from Bristol Savings Bank, but that has not stopped developers from looking at the property with envious and greedy eyes.
Forestville industrialist John Deavers, CEO of the Forestville based Callous Corporation, is keen to purchase the property so he can transform the “supposed glacier” into stucco.