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Statutory Protection for Trees and Parks

Ancient tree

Occasionally we come across things which we know are not right. The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has stated that protected trees are only protected if the local authority wishes that to be the case and the local authority can withdraw protected tree status when it best suits them.

Grade listed parks are in name only and they have no protection. This was the case when The London Borough of Tower Hamlets approved the private development within a grade II listed park in the borough.

There must be protection afforded to the environment like that of grade listed buildings. It seems damaging to the status of protection if it does not mean what it says. We have therefore raised this national petition for greater protection of our environment. If you haven’t already done so, please sign it now.