Save Jerome Allotment from becoming a shady site of little value for veg growing or nature

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The well utilised plots, and thriving community at Jerome Allotment in South Acton are facing a shady future if proposed estate regeneration plans are permitted.

Plans will position buildings of between 3 and 15 floors in the direct path of the site's sunlight - making plots of little use for food growing, and rearrange the site as a narrow ribbon with two unnecessary houses built on an area flourishing with wildlife.

Whilst there is currently one 15 story block and one 8 story block adjacent to the site, the spacing and alignment of these mean shading is  limited to part of only a few plots.

The new proposal, (which differs significantly from that given outline consent in 2012 see site plan here - https://jeromeallotment.wixsite.com/communityallotment/save-the-allotment will likely shade most plots for a significant part of the day - if not all  of the day in some cases, vastly devaluing the site for both food growing and biodiversity [1] - food won't grow in shade. This impact compromises the long term viability of the site and therefore the needs of the local community, particularly environmental and food-growing educational activities for local children [2]

Please support the site by submitting an objection to Ealign Council.
Thank you

Notes:
1. See https://jeromeallotment.wixsite.com/communityallotment/copy-of-save-the-allotment
2. The allotment is designated a 'Site of Importance for Nature Conservation' and as such should be afforded protection from development by local and national planning policy
3. The site has hosted Environmental and food-growing educational activities for the estate's After School club for 3 of the the last 5 years. 



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