However, the plans must change as the proposed route runs through a badger sett and it would be illegal to disturb them.
Earlier this year, animal welfare officers in West Lothian discovered a destroyed sett and two dead badgers, one of them a cub.
Juxtaposed with this is the idea that the blatantly violent removal of the badger from the sett and the unceremonious act of the diggers disturbs and changes nature irreparably.
Nature lovers today spoke out against plans to build a residential home for the elderly in Church Road, Hadleigh after it was revealed the move could destroy a badger sett .
The agency's engineers are now installing a cat flap-style door at the entrance to the sett which allows the badgers out but not back in.
A friend of mine, who is involved in retailing, recently suffered an unfortunate incident with a badger sett while out walking.
After a little fumbling around, Brock grinned widely and with a grunt pulled a very large, very angry badger out of his sett .
Lothian and Borders Police said the pair had also been charged with allegedly breaching badger protection laws after badger setts were found to have been tampered with.
His mother gave birth to him and his brother in a garage in Cumbria because all the badger setts had been flooded.
Scottish Natural Heritage and the Highland Council have joined forces with developers to commission a major survey of badgers and their setts .