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Please Help Save Our London Plane Trees

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The canopy of London Plane trees in Holland Park

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Those same Plane trees in 1900

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TFL's proposal for a cycle lane - where the cyclists are in the foreground of their projected image there are currently trees, not concrete and asphalt.

My neighbourhood, Holland Park, is currently blessed with a canopy of 120 year old Plane trees lining the avenue. Tall, leafy, graceful branches arch over the street providing a glorious vista and counteracting air pollution. Plane trees are the lungs of London. However, Transport For London is proposing to cut down a number of magnificent trees to create a cycle lane [they wish to fell 19 trees in total in Holland Park Avenue and Notting Hill Gate]. No residents were informed about this proposal by our council, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It was only thanks to our local butcher, Lidgate, whose shop has been on the avenue for 150 years, that residents were made aware.
Whilst we support cycling and cycle lanes on appropriate roads, what ecological sense is there in felling 19 trees for a cycle lane?
Please, if you live in London, do email Councillor Elizabeth Campbell at RBKC -  cllr.elizabeth.campbell@rbkc.gov. uk and object to this proposal for Holland Park Avenue and Notting Hill Gate. And wherever in the world you live, it would be very helpful if you could sign the petition - 'Save the trees of Notting Hill and Holland Park' on www.change.org:

https://www.change.org/p/mayor-of-london-save-the-trees-on-holland-park-avenue

We all need more trees not more concrete, thank you.

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