Thursday 7 May 2009 10.03am
Just been reminded of this by recent comments on the thread about the Elephant housing sites...
Laudable though the scheme is in theory, how on earth did they come up with the boundaries of the "priority areas"?
pdf map of ".orough" on Mayor's website
For some parts of SE1 within this boundary, such as Borough Market
and the former warehouse area around Shad Thames
, there should surely be a ban on more street trees. They add to the suburbanisation and prettification of the conservation area, whose hisorical integrity is already under enough threat.
By contrast there are other areas outside the boundary which could benefit from additional planting?