Shiv wrote:It's not needed as there is already access to the park nearby and will mean the loss of tree(s). Trees are precious and if you haven't noticed Southwark council aren't great at looking after trees in the area.
sjac wrote:I still think that people are missing the point: it's not just an additional entrance, it's meant to be part of a quiet walkway between the parks. I also hate to see any trees in the borough being felled, but according to the arboricultural survey in the application the one tree that is proposed for removal is decaying and would be recommended for removal in any case. (Yes, I know, the report will have been commissioned as part of the application, but hopefully that's why we have a planning process and the council will verify the report.)
I'd prefer to see the council focus on ensuring that the developers contribute to a well designed (and hopefully landscaped/green) walkway away from main roads that the whole community can use.
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