I'm starting this petition as many locals object to the Stornoway High Free Church building a new church and 77 parking spaces on Smith Avenue, taking away 15% of tree plantation in the process. Many locals are not nesseceraly opposed to people having a place to worship in, but what people are opposed to are plantations and natural habitats being taken away for the sake of a building and car park, where there are many old buildings lying dormant in and around Stornoway, which could be refurbished. 15% of plantation being taken away may not seem that much to some, but by taking away any plantation, you are not only destroying an animals home, but you are destroying the Earth too. Two local councillors have also protested against the build of the church due to cutting down the plantation as well as 16 local representations - but 16 is not enough! We must have more to make the council re-think it's approval of planning permission. Trees breathe in carbon dioxide, and breathe out oxygen. We breathe out carbon dioxide and we breathe in oxygen. Without trees, we are not here.