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To: Department for Transport and Derby City Council

Object to the A38 road development around Derby

Object to the A38 road development around Derby

Consider the long term implications for climate change, and reconsider the felling of a hundred trees in Markeaton Park.

Consider the chaos which will be caused in neighbouring areas during the 4 years of construction, and the implications for local air quality.

Why is this important?

Central Government and Derby city council have both declared climate emergencies. It is known that traffic volumes must be reduced drastically, and if this achieved, additional road capacity will be unnecessary.

Trees are important because they take carbon dioxide out of the air, and play a role in removing other pollutants produced by vehicles. Mature trees cannot easily be replaced.

Local people will experience major congestion problems accompanied by high levels of air pollution.

How it will be delivered

We will hand them in at a hearing, and aim to trigger a debate at the City Council.

Derby

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Reasons for signing

  • I have noticed all the mature trees near the railway tracks have now been felled. In a country where trees are supposedly the answer to the problems of CO2 and climate change you have to ask yourself if is it wanton destruction or stupidity that drives our governments' (local and national) policies?
  • What is the sense of a 3rd lane between only 2 junctions? One that makes the 2018 Climate targets impossible. The CO2 absorption of 2000 saplings is nothing compared with just one of these trees.
  • I’ve walked past these woods for the last thirty years of my life, I don’t want to see them replaced with an unneeded extra lane for traffic that is unlikely to be there.

Updates

2020-02-14 10:21:01 +0000

500 signatures reached

2020-01-25 14:57:37 +0000

100 signatures reached

2020-01-24 18:39:38 +0000

50 signatures reached

2020-01-24 13:00:08 +0000

25 signatures reached

2020-01-24 06:21:39 +0000

10 signatures reached