Save Our Trees at Highbury Corner

Save Our Trees at Highbury Corner

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Save Trees started this petition to Islington council

We are members of a range of residents associations and climate/ecology and anti-pollution groups in Islington, London N1.

We want the Council to alter their plan for the development of Dixon Clark Court estate at Highbury Corner so as to save seven of the 18 mature and healthy trees that they originally wanted to remove. We see these seven trees as an important screen for the estate and the adjacent primary school playground. Of more general importance, amending an already approved planning decision in favour of preserving trees would be an important precedent in helping to avoid urban deforestation in the future.

More generally, we would like to see a ban on building private property in public greenspace and a rule that new social and affordable housing should be built on brownfield sites or sites already used for housing and only take greenspace when absolutely necessary. We dread the idea that those who live social and affordable housing need grass and trees less than the more affluent do. People need homes AND trees, and should not have to choose between them.

Is it not melodramatic to speak of urban deforestation. Most people find time-lapse pictures of Borneo showing the remorseless loss of trees very worrying. In cities like London we are starting from a much smaller number of trees, but we are still losing an alarming proportion every year. This is something shown very clearly in year-by-year aerial shots of Highbury Corner.  Let’s not sit on our hands and watch as, for one ‘sensible’ reason after another, our neighbourhood trees are gradually taken away.


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