We appeal to the Leader of Redbridge Council (Cllr. Jas Athwal) to ensure that the haul road from Area E (Aldborough Hatch Farm) is routed through open land and not the Local Nature Reserve in Fairlop Waters Country Park.
Why is this important?
Please find the time to sign, this is an important area for the Biodiversity of the Country Park and if it goes ahead will disrupt a long eared owl roost, an area for amphibians (Including great crested newt) and reptiles, and not so common birds on passage such as spotted flycatchers, wheatears, redstarts, winchat etc.
As well as being disruptive to users of the Country Parks bridleways and footpaths especially the crossing point from Aldborough Hall Equestrian Center we expect dust generated from the road surface to also be a health issue. Lorries will potentially be traveling along the road in both directions at up to three minute intervals.
We fervently believe that this haul road is divisive to the community and cannot be accepted by those that care about the natural environment of Redbridge and the protected species whose habitat would be destroyed for ever. There is also a potential health risk from airborne dust to users of the Country Park.