We’ve received two notices of residents’ consultation on a Planning Application [DC/21/124195] affecting 105 Honor Oak Park and Land to the Rear of 105A & 107 Honor Oak Park
The proposal is to remove five mature trees, one from the front and four from the back of the property, including an Ash (T1), a Horse Chestnut (T2), a Sycamore (T5), a Monkey Puzzle (T6) and Cedar (T5). The reason given is clay shrinkage subsidence damage at subject property.
These are very significant trees, dating back many many decades, and the impact of felling them all will be very significant to the surrounding area.
I’m very concerned that the notification we received as residents was dated 16 November, with a closing date for responses of 7 December, but only appeared through letterboxes on 1 December, giving less than one week to consider a response.
Cursory research reveals previous issues around tree-felling in this same plot of land, believed to be subject to a TPO Tree Preservation Order, and speculation on property development ambitions:
I’m interested to hear if others in the community have perspectives to contribute on this, either through being directly affected, from knowing the history, or from feeling some investment in this wooded hill and environment. Many trees have been felled since I moved here fifteen years ago.