According to analysis by Mr Packham’s charity Population Matters, the country’s population will shoot up by 10 per cent or 5.5 million between 2015 and 2030.
And that the UK will face a collapse in infrastructure as it buckles under the strain not to mention untold effects on the natural environment.
This destructive competition will continue as long as human numbers are growing
“This destructive competition will continue as long as human numbers are growing.
“In the UK we already have the choice of how many children we have.
“If we want them to enjoy the natural world — to have a thriving, supportive natural world they will need to survive — we have to recognise that the more of them we have, the more difficult it will be for them to do that.
The population is set to shoot up but the public can help by not breeding
“We shouldn’t have to compete for it, and we don’t have to.”
The charity is also warning about funding cuts to contraceptive services.
Mr Packham does not think there’s enough room for big families
“The Family Planning Association has now launched a public petition calling on the government to protect those services.
“Contraceptive services are normally financed by local councils but a cut of £200 million in central government funding to councils for public health in 2015/16 has led to a reduction in services available.
Mr Packham thinks the Government should spent more on contraception
The report also estimates England will face total annual costs of £23.8 billion by 2030 as a result of road and rail congestion caused by surging population.
This would mark a 58.7 per cent increase over the £15bn figure for 2015, costing the economy an extra £8.8 billion annually.
According to the Office of National Statistics, the population of England is projected to increase by 7.5% by mid-2024.
The populations of the other UK countries are also projected to increase, but at a slower rate.
Northern Ireland is projected to increase by 5.3 per cent over the same period, while Scotland and Wales are both projected to increase by 3.1 per cent by mid-2024.