Lambeth Council slicing down timber simply to make room for festivals, critics declare | EUROtoday

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A council which plans to chop down 22 timber in a London park is doing so to make internet hosting occasions simpler, critics have claimed.

Lambeth Council says the timber in Brockwell Park in south London are useless or dying and must be chopped down to cut back the danger of them falling on individuals.

Another 22 timber within the park, which have been discovered to have a secure trunk, could have work achieved to them to make them secure however stay as wildlife habitats.

Any timber with nesting birds will probably be fenced off and the work will probably be postponed till autumn, when the nesting season ends.

The park is dwelling to the Lambeth Country Show in addition to music festivals together with Wide Awake and Mighty Hoopla.

Residents who object to the plan have launched a petition, saying the fellings are “timed to make the ticketed summer events easier”.

In an open letter, the plan’s detractors stated they first heard of the proposals final week and their response is “one of shock”.

The letter reads: “No formal consultation has taken place, no proper notice given, and as far as we are aware no full survey of these trees carried out – this was not on anyone’s radar.

“This rapid decision-making process, particularly during the nesting season, is alarming and requires re-evaluation.”

They stated a number of the residing timber have few “obvious” defects whereas others with extra critical issues may be managed with remedial work.

There are some timber which “need to be removed for safety”, they conceded.

The letter goes on to say: “It is not legal to fell trees which are being used for nesting.

“Although this might be mitigated by the necessity of unavaoidable public safety considerations, we do not believe that these have been adequately justified, nor that alternatives such as fenced exclusion zones have been considered.”

Critics have known as for a moratorium on works till the choice is known as in and absolutely justified.

This justification should clarify what different choices have been thought of.